On 4 December in South Asian history

1971-12-04 Battle

On 4 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY


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Updated on December 4, 2018

1829: Britain abolishes “suttee” in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband’s funeral pyre)
http://www.wordnik.com/words/suttee

1910: Birth of Ramaswamy Venkatararam, president of  India (1987-1992) who died on January 27, 2009
http://presidentvenkataraman.in/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/r-venkataraman.html
http://www.asian-affairs.com/biographies/venkataramancv.html

1919: Birth of I. K. Gujral, Indian politician, 12th Prime Minister of India who died on November 30, 2012
http://www.pmindia.gov.in/en/former_pm/shri-inder-kumar-gujral/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/i-k-gujral.html

1941: Jawaharl Nehru is realeased from Dehra Dun jail

1951: Mirwaiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusuf is appointed president of Azaz  Kashmir (Free Kashmir) government
http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/mirwaiz-mohammad-yusuf-shah/story-tWhoyJ5Qlsayihkftxk5XK.html

1971: Attack on Pakistan Navy and Karachi by the Indian Navy (Operation  Trident)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Trident_(Indo-Pakistani_War)
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/vadodara/When-surprise-attack-from-Okha-sank-Pak-navy-ships/articleshow/17632505.cms
http://defence.pk/threads/karachi-on-fire-operation-trident.222815/

1971: Beginning of the The Battle of Basantar or the Battle of Barapind  (up to December 16), one of the vital battles fought as part of the  Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/threads/battle-of-basantar-or-battle-of-barapind.49785/
http://gunsinstamps.blogspot.fr/2015/03/16-independent-armoured-brigade-battle.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Basantar

1971-12-04 Battle

1971: UN Security Council calls emergency session to consider  deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan

1984 : During the Sri Lankan Civil War, Sri Lankan Army soldiers kill 107–150 civilians in Mannar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Mannar_massacre

2002: Second Bonn Conference on Afghanistan

2008: Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, address Europe’s  lawmakers, restating that he was seeking autonomy within China – not independence
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7764533.stm

2008: The body of first Afghan President Mohammad Daud  Khan has been identified three decades after he was killed in a Communist coup,  officials say
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7764852.stm

2017: Bollywood icon Shashi Kapoor dies at 79
http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/shashi-kapoor-b-towns-ultimate-charmer-takes-final-bow/article21261699.ece?homepage=true
http://gulfnews.com/life-style/celebrity/desi-news/bollywood/veteran-indian-actor-shashi-kapoor-dies-1.2135198

Holidays and observances

Navy Day in India



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