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On 20 July in South Asian history

ON 20 JULY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 20, 2019

1296: Alauddin Khilji declares himself as King of Delhi after assassinating his uncle Jalaluddin Khilji
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alauddin_Khilji
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jalal_ud_din_Firuz_Khilji

1402: During the Ottoman-Timurid Wars in the  Battle of Ankara , Timur, ruler of Timurid Empire, defeats forces of the Ottoman Empire sultan Bayezid I
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ankara

1905 : The first partition of Bengal along religious lines is approved in London by the Secretary of State of India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/july-20th-1905-first-partition-of-bengal-is-approved-in-london-by-the-secretary-of-state-of-india

1929: birth of Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor, who died on July 29, 1999
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006348/
http://stationhollywood.blogspot.com/2007/12/jubilee-kumar-rajender-kumar.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZnKuXO0oAk

1947: The Viceroy of India says the people of the Northwest Frontier Province overwhelmingly voted the previous day to join Pakistan rather than India

1950: Birth of Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor
http://www.aceshowbiz.com/celebrity/naseeruddin_shah/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYYslo8BkVs

1960: In Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Sirimavo Bandanaranaike is the first Asian woman to become Prime Minister
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/20/newsid_2784000/2784527.stm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/6998.html

1965: Death of Batukeshwar Dutt, Indian activist, born on November 18, 1910
http://arunsundar1710.blogspot.fr/2015/07/batukeshwar-dutt-forgotten-freedom.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batukeshwar_Dutt

1969: Muhammad Hidayatullah becomes the first acting President of India for one month
http://www.informationhubindia.com/presidents-of-india-/1525_justice-mohd-hidayatullah.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/government-politics/muhammad-hidayatullah.html

1972: Death of Geeta Dutt, Indian singer, born on November 23, 1930
http://www.geetadutt.com/about.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtpBWIf1WZY

1975: India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship
http://www.nytimes.com/1975/07/22/archives/controls-over-foreign-newsmen-tightened-3-are-expelled-india.html?_r=0

2009: An accord between India and the United States is reached in New Delhi clearing the way for the sale of US-made weapons to India
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=15832&size=A

2010: Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has received international backing for plans that would see Afghan forces to take over security across the country in four years
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/07/201072052634402987.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/21/world/asia/21afghan.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2017: Ram Nath Kovind elected as India’s Dalit 14th president
http://www.dw.com/en/ram-nath-kovind-as-indias-dalit-president-symbolism-and-reality/a-39767055
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40344572
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-who-is-ram-nath-kovind-all-you-need-to-know-about-india-s-next-president-2508467