On 8 August in South Asian history

ON 8 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 8, 2019

1509: The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire
https://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/history/krishna-deva-raya.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krishnadevaraya

1810: Eminent Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib marries Maaroof, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Baksh, and moved to Delhi
http://www.poemhunter.com/mirza-ghalib/biography/

1919: Signature of the treaty of Rawalpindi by which Afghanistan will gain full independence from the United Kingdom
http://pages.rediff.com/treaty-of-rawalpindi/757287
https://www.alamy.com/treaty-of-rawalpindi-1919-image66068714.html

1934: Birth of Sarat Pujari, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter who died on May 12,  2014
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/sarat_pujari-profile-3050-14.htm

1942: Quit India resolution was passed by the Bombay session of the AICC, which leads to the start of a civil disobedience movement across India against the British rule


http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-august-1942-mahatma-gandhi-launches-the-quit-india-movement-in-mumbai  
http://www.famousquotes.me.uk/speeches/Mahatma_Gandhi/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTNARKHIK8Y

1947: Pakistan’s National Flag is approved
http://www.theodora.com/flags/pakistan_flags.html

1949: Bhutan becomes independent from Great-Britain and recognized by India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_of_Bhutan
http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6b4d620.html

1965: New Delhi draws attention to a large-size infiltrations of Pakistani troops in Kashmir

1976: US State Secretary Henry Kissinger  goes to Pakistan and warns Ali Bhutto against a civil nuclear deal with France

1986: Altaf Hussain’s address at Nishtar Park Karachi, announcement of establishing political movement MQM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altaf_Hussain_(Pakistani_politician)

2009: Sri Lanka holds its first post-war elections in two Tamil-majority cities in the north
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/08/2009884741752632.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8191031.stm

2011: Harvard scholar Lobsang Sangay replaces the Dalai Lama as political leader of Tibet’s government-in-exile after being sworn in as premier The Dalai Lama gives up his political role but remain Tibet’s spiritual leader
http://www.france24.com/en/20110808-dalai-lamas-political-successor-sworn-lobsang-sangay-prime-minister
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14440846
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/A-solution-to-the-Tibetan-problem-touches-billions-of-people-in-Asia,-says-Lobsang-Sangay-22310.html

2011: Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia is accused of acquiring wealth exceeding her known income. An arrest warrant has also been issued against her son, Tarique Rahman
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-14443509

2013: Death of Jaymala Shiledar, Indian actor and singer, born on August 21, 1926
http://www.dnaindia.com/pune/report-theatre-doyen-jaymala-shiledar-no-more-1871907

 

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

2014: Afghanistan’s two feuding presidential candidates sign a deal confirming they would form a national unity government after an audit of votes is completed to decide the winner of the fraud-tainted election
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/southasia/2014/08/afghan-presidential-candidates-unity-government-20148811455553354.html

2016: Taliban suicide bombing at hospital in Pakistan city of Quetta kills at least 70 and wounds some 200 others
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2000884/bombing-hospital-pakistani-city-quetta-kills-least-42
http://www.dawn.com/news/1276183/70-dead-as-blast-hits-quetta-civil-hospital-after-lawyers-killing
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37015640



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