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On 16 September in South Asian history

1978-09-16 Zia ul Haq président

ON 16 SEPTEMBER IN INDIAN AND SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 16, 2019

1916: Birth of M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer, who, died on December 11, 2004
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._S._Subbulakshmi

1932: Gandhi begins fast in protest of caste separation
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gandhi-begins-fast-in-protest-of-caste-separation

1965: China demands that India dismantles in the coming three days its military buildings on Sikkim border

1971: Birth of Zilla Huma Usman, Pakistani activist for women emancipation, assassinated on February 20, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zil-e-Huma_Usman

1978: General Zia Ul-Haq becomes president of Pakistan
http://www.pakistanherald.com/profile/general-muhammad-zia-ul-haq-1183
http://www.defencejournal.com/april98/ziaulhaqdomination.htm

1978-09-16 Zia ul Haq président

2005: In Nepal, police arrest 87 journalists and 200 pro-democracy demonstrators

2008: The United Nations pull its staff out of Sri Lanka’s rebel-held northern region after being ensured safe passage by government troops and rebels
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7618016.stm

2012: Six US fighter jets are destroyed and two significantly damaged when Taliban attackers stormed a heavily fortified Afghan base where Britain’s Prince Harry is deployed
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/sep/16/world/la-fg-afghanistan-attacks-20120916

2015: The U.N.’s top human rights official is urging the creation of a special court including foreign magistrates and investigators to look into atrocities committed during Sri Lanka’s civil war
http://asiancorrespondent.com/135619/un-calls-for-special-court-to-investigate-sri-lanka-wartime-atrocities/