On 8 September in South Asian history

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ON 8 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 8, 2019

1926: Birth of Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer-songwriter, poet, and director who died on November 5, 2011
http://aanahome.org/aana-salutations/bhupen-hazarika/bhupen-hazarika-introduction/195-dr-bhupen-hazarika-is-a-stalwart-in-the-annals-of-indias-cultural-heritage-today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8vWxAzXRYU

1933: Birth of Asha Bhosle, Indian singer
http://asha-bhosle.tripod.com/

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

1962: Chinese soldiers surround Indian Dhola Post, established by mistake on June 4 on Chinese side of the McMahon Line due to faulty maps
http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/dhola-post-that-triggered-war-was-on-china-s-side-of-mcmahon-line-114032200030_1.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-september-1962-the-chinese-make-their-first-incursion-into-indian-territory-in-the-eastern-sector

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1965: Beginning of the Battle of Asal Uttar, one of the largest tank battles fought during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. Up to September 10, 1965
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Asal_Uttar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHSVJNNsQ4U

1980: First Soviet forces in Panshir valley (Afghanistan)

1981: Violent demonstrations in Kabul after the government called all the reservists

1981: Death of Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian guru, philosopher, and educator, born on April 17, 1897
http://www.enlightened-spirituality.org/Nisargadatta_Maharaj.html

1982: Death of Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, chief minister of Kashmir, born on December 5, 1905
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Sheikh_Muhammad_Abdullah.aspx

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2008: Sri Lanka’s government announces a ban on foreign aid workers and many of their local colleagues from working in Tamil-rebel held areas in the north
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7604933.stm

2010: Sri Lanka’s parliament passed an amendment to the constitution, allowing  Mahinda Rajapakse, the president, to run for a third term
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/09/201098124949757442.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11225723

2013: Pakistan’s president Zardari steps down as term ends
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10294303/Pakistans-president-steps-down-after-completing-historic-full-term.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/09/20139814311627401.html
http://dawn.com/news/1041441/zardari-ends-tenure-treated-to-honour-guard

 

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