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On 21 April in South Asian history

ON 21 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 21, 2019

1526: Babur (Babar or Baber), the ruler of Kabul, leads Mughal forces against the sultan of Delhi, Ibrahim Lodi, killing him in the Battle of Panipat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Panipat_(1526)
http://www.iloveindia.com/history/medieval-india/delhi-sultunate/1st-panipat-battle.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/21-april-1526-the-first-battle-of-panipat-was-fought

1651: Birth of Joseph Vaz, Indian priest and missionary, apostle of Ceylan, who died on January 16, 1711
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Vaz
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/664534/3-things-to-know-about-sri-lankas-first-saint-joseph-vaz

1938: Death of Sir Muhammad Iqbal, a Muslim poet, philosopher and politician who introduced the theory of the Two-Nation theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Muhammad_Iqbal
http://www.allamaiqbal.com/

1959: The 14th Dalai Lama arrives in Mussoorie, India, receiving political sanctuary there
http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/dehradun/dalai-lamas-close-bond-with-mussoorie.html

1964: Death of Bharathidasan, Indian poet, born on April 29, 1891
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharathidasan

Bharathidasan

1972: In Pakistan, Martial Law is lifted by President Ali Bhutto. The constitutional rule is restored in the country. Hamoodu-ur-Rehman is sworn in as Chief Justice of Pakistan.

1977: Ziaur Rahman is sworn in as Bangladesh president
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziaur_Rahman

1987: The Tamil Tigers are blamed for a car bomb that explodes in the Sri Lanka capital of Colombo, killing 106 people
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/21/newsid_2525000/2525415.stm

2003: In Sri Lanka, LTTE break off negotiations with the government

2006: Death of T.K. Ramakrishnan, Indian communist politician, born in 1922
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/tk-ramakrishnan-dead/article3151119.ece

2011: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights calls on the Kathmandu government to bring Maoist army and militias leaders responsible for crimes against humanity to trial. In 10 years, the conflict claimed more than 12,800 deaths and nearly 100 thousand displaced
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Kathmandu,-UN-calls-for-justice-for-victims-of-civil-war-21369.html

2011: The US military’s top officer, Adm Mike Mullen, accuses Pakistan’s spy agency of having links with militants targeting troops in Afghanistan. He said Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had a “long-standing relationship” with a militant group run by Afghan insurgent Jalaluddin Haqqani
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13153538