On 5 June in South Asian history

ON 5 JUNE IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on 5 June 2019

1944: Gandhi is freed from prison

1984: The Indian Army storms the Golden Temple, the most sacred shrine of Sikhism in Operation Blue Star

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Blue_Star
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/6/newsid_2499000/2499341.stm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10881115/Operation-Blue-Star-How-an-Indian-army-raid-on-the-Golden-Temple-ended-in-disaster.html

1996: Death of Acharya Kuber Nath Rai,Indian Writer, born on March 26, 1933
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acharya_Kuber_Nath_Rai

2011: Police in India broke up a mass hunger strike led by the country’s most famous yoga guru by detaining him briefly and using tear gas on his supporters. Baba Ramdev, who has a following of over 30 million, is fasting in New Delhi to press the government for tougher action against rampant corruption
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/06/20116541152519314.html

2011: A nationwide strike called by the opposition against government plans to amend the constitution of Bangladesh has crippled Dhaka, the country’s capital
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/06/20116551342684123.html
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110605-opposition-calls-two-day-agitation-after-one-day-general-strike

 2012: U.S. official says a drone strike in northwestern Pakistan has killed al-Qaida’s second in command, Abu Yahya al-Libi, dealing what is said to be a major blow to the terror group
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/06/201265174418788725.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-officials-say-drone-attack-targeted-al-qaidas-no-2/1147332.html

2013: After securing 244 votes in the 342-member parliament, Nawaz Sharif is formally elected as Pakistan’s 18th prime minister returning to power after surviving a military coup, a seven-year exile in Saudi Arabia, and a government dismissal
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/world/nawaz-sharif-formally-elected-pakistans-prime-minister/article4784273.ece
http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/nawaz-sharif-sworn-in-as-pakistan-prime-minister-calls-for-end-to-drone-strikes-524423

2017: Maldives announces that it is severing diplomatic relations with Qatar over its alleged support for Islamist groups
https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/05/06/2017/Maldives-and-Yemen-joins-4-other-nations-in-cutting-ties-with-Qatar

 2017: India joins an elite club of nations launching a heavy satelitte, a club that includes only the USA, Russia, Europe, China and Japan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40158889
http://www.dnaindia.com/technology/report-isro-launches-india-s-heaviest-rocket-gslv-mark-iii-why-it-s-a-big-deal-2462265
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/isros-most-powerful-rocket-gslv-mk-iii-places-gsat-19-communication-satellite-in-orbit/articleshow/59001591.cms

 



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