On 24 February in South Asian history

ON 24 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 24, 2019

1568: Akbar orders the massacre of 30,000 plus unarmed captive Hindu peasants after the fall of Chitod
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/soc.culture.indian/yjyAyrgPx-Q
http://www.sanghol.edu.in/shri/akbar_1.php

1739: In the Battle of Karnal, the Iranian army defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Karnal
http://sites.asiasociety.org/princesandpainters/decline-of-power-pursuit-of-pleasure-muhammad-shah-1719-1748/

1786: Charles Cornwallis is appointed governor-general of India
http://www.historyhome.co.uk/c-eight/india/cornw.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwallis_in_India

1822: The 1st Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad is inaugurated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shri_Swaminarayan_Mandir,_Ahmedabad

1924 : Mahatma Gandhi is released from jail

1939 : Birth of Joy Mukherjee, Indian actor and director, who died on May 9, 2012
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Mukherjee
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0611535/bio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpqsDWMI9-I

1942 : Birth of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Indian theorist and philosopher
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayatri_Chakravorty_Spivak
http://www.dawn.com/news/1152482

1948: Birth of Jayaram Jayalalithaa, Indian politician of Tamil Nadu who died on December 5, 2016
http://www.searchindia.com/search/indian-politicians-jayalalitha.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXJ-l0nENXU&feature=related

1967: Death of Mir Osman Ali Khan, last nizam (ruler) of Hyderabad (1911-1948), born in April 1886
http://hubpages.com/hub/A_Great_Personality_of_his_time

1971: The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed 3 days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_India_Forward_Bloc
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/24-february-1971-the-all-india-forward-bloc-appointed-p.k.-mookiah-thevar-as-the-new-chairman

1975: King Birendra of Nepal coronation ceremony held in Kathmandu
http://jplaffont.photoshelter.com/gallery/CORONATION-OF-THE-KING-OF-NEPAL/G00004u44NHRLjqc/
http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist/ANI/1975/05/24/X24057501/

1975-02-24 Birendra coronation

1989: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a USD $3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie
http://www.salman-rushdie.com/blog/the-satanic-verses/

2009: Sri Lankan soldiers enter the last rebel-held town in the country’s north, Puthukudiyiruppu
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/02/200922410421649558.html

2011: Death of Anant Pai, Indian educationalist and creator of comics, born on September 17, 1929
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/apr/07/anant-pai-obituary
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950CE4DA113CF930A35750C0A9679D8B63

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAbWrN2ADkI

2013: Afghan President Hamid Karzai orders all U.S. Special Forces to leave a strategically important province in two weeks, alleging that they have been involved in the torture and murder of “innocent people.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/9890985/US-special-forces-ordered-to-leave-critical-Afghanistan-province.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21566295

2014: Top Pakistan Taliban commander Asmatullah Shaheen ‘shot dead’. He was ambushed as he drove through a village near Miranshah in North Waziristan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26323200

2015: India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party will for the first time govern the country’s only Muslim-majority state of Kashmir under a power-sharing deal with another party
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-31598836
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/south-asia/story/indias-ruling-party-bjp-govern-muslim-majority-kashmir-the-first-time-201



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