On 31 May in South Asian history

ON 31 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 31 May 2019

1923 – The South African Indian Congress (SAIC) forms in Durban, South Africa, with Omar Hajee Amod Jhaveri as President
http://v1.sahistory.org.za/pages/library-resources/onlinebooks/bhana/part02-A-54.htm

Mr. Omar Hajee Amod Jhaveri, joint secretary, Natal Indian Association, who in many public capacities during the struggle rendered great service to the Community, c. 1910.

1935: A 7.7 Mw earthquake destroys Quetta in now Pakistan killing 40,000
http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Earthquake1935PakistanQuetta.html

http://quetta-city.blogspot.fr/2007/06/earthquake-1935.html

1981: Burning of Jaffna library, Sri Lanka, It is one of the violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the twentieth century
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_of_Jaffna_library

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVdx1QvkMo8

1987: Death of John Abraham, Indian film director, born on August 11, 1937
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Abraham_(Director)
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/31-may-1987-john-abraham-indian-director-and-screenwriter-died

1996: Named Indian prime minister on May 16, Atal Bihari Vajpayee renounces because he could not obtain a parliamentary majority

2017: At least 80 killed, hundreds injured in Kabul diplomatic quarter blast
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40102903
http://www.dw.com/en/huge-explosion-in-kabul-extensive-damage-to-german-embassy/a-39056329

 



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