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On 17 February in South Asian history

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 17, 2019

1702: Birth of Muhammad Shah, the last Mughal emperor (1719-1748) who died on April 26, 1748
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P068
http://pakistanspace.tripod.com/khurram/msrangeela.htm

1843: Engagement between a British force of about 2,800 troops under Sir Charles Napier and a host of more than 20,000 followers of the amirs (chiefs) of Sindh ending in a British victory and the annexation of most of Sindh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Miani

1883: After hunger strile, death of Vasudev Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary, father of the armed struggle for independence, born on November 14, 1845
http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/4072.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasudev_Balwant_Phadke

vasudev balwant phadke

1899: Birth of Jibanananda Das, Bangladeshi-Indian poet and author who died on October 22, 1954
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jibanananda_Das
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Jibanananda_Das

1931: First talks between Mahatma Gandhi and viceroy of British India, Lord E.W. Irving

1984: Birth of Sadha, South Indian film actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadha

1986: Death of Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher , born on May 11, 1895
http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/about-krishnamurti/biography.php
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/17-february-1986-jiddu-krishnamurti-philosopher-and-author-died

1997: After a huge victory, Nawaz Sharif comes back for the second time as Pakistan’s Prime Minister
https://www.facebook.com/rulers.pakistan/posts/550342545039403:0
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2241_97.htm

2002: The Nepali communist guerilla launches its largest scale offensive since  the beginning of the insurrection in 1996. 137 are killed

2010: The European Union has decided to suspend Sri Lanka’s preferential trade benefits because of concerns over the country’s human rights record
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8518054.stm

2013: Death of Manoranjan Das, Indian playwright, born March 11, 1923
http://www.indianetzone.com/29/manoranjan_das_indian_theatre_personality.htm
http://incredibleorissa.com/en/dramatist-manoranjan-das-passes/

Manoranjan Das

2014: The United Nations’ human rights chief has called for an international war crimes investigation into alleged atrocities carried out in the final stages of the Sri Lankan civil war, according to reports
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/srilanka/10644023/UN-calls-for-Sri-Lankan-war-crimes-inquiry.html

2014: Death of R. K. Srikantan, Indian singer, born on January 14, 1920
http://scroll.in/article/656630/RK-Srikantan,-last-link-to-a-golden-age-of-Carnatic-music,-dies-at-94
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/rk-srikantan-passes-away/article5699784.ece

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7SuKTXJuEg

2014: A Pakistan Taliban faction announced the execution of 23 soldiers on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to already dwindling hopes that peace talks might end years of violence
http://www.voanews.com/content/pakistan-peace-talks-stalled-by-soldier-deaths/1852733.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10643505/Peace-talks-collapse-as-Taliban-execute-23-Pakistani-soldiers.html

2015: India’s Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi promises a crackdown on religious violence and freedom of worship for all faiths after a series of attacks on churches
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-31499978
http://www.sify.com/news/full-text-pm-modis-speech-on-religious-tolerance-news-national-pcrqsjegfehbj.html

2016: A Maldives court convicts opposition leader Sheikh Imran Abdulla of terrorism and sentenced him to 12 years in jail
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35593011