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On 22 March in South Asian history

ON 22 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 22, 2019

1739: After some of his Persian troops are killed in occupied Delhi, Nader Shah orders his soldiers to plunder the city. During the course of one day 20,000 to 30,000 Indians are killed by the Persian troops, forcing Mohammad Shah to beg for mercy and stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nader_Shah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peacock_Throne

1907: Thousands of Indians living in South Africa follow the lead of Mohandas K. Gandhi engaging in a campaign of civil disobedience to protest their treatment by the government.

Gandhi 1905 Johanesburg

1942: Sir Stanford Cripps, British statesman, arrives in India for talks with Mohandas Gandhi on Indian independence, in what will become known as the Cripps Mission


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cripps-and-gandhi-meet
http://www.historydiscussion.net/british-india/cripps-mission-march-1942-in-india-and-why-did-it-fail/2603
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A044

1957: Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_national_calendar

1977: Death of A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader, born on October 1, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._K._Gopalan

2005: Death of Gemini Ganesan, Tamil film star, born on November 17, 1920
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_Ganesan
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/22-march-2005-gemini-ganesan-tamil-film-star-died

2007: In Pakistan, the dismissal of the Supreme Judge Iftikar Muhammad Chaudry by General Musharraf causes important demonstrations by judges and members of the opposition

2007: Death of Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher, born on July 9, 1918
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uppaluri_Gopala_Krishnamurti

2009: South Africa’s embassy in New Delhi denies travel documents to Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, barring him from attending a peace conference in Johannesburg
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20090322-130260.html

2012: The UN Human Rights Council adopts a resolution urging Sri Lanka to investigate alleged abuses during the final phase of war with Tamil rebels
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17471300
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/03/22/world/asia/sri-lanka-war-crimes/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2014: The Maldives held parliamentary elections on schedule despite worries about the ability of the resort island’s turmoil-hit elections commission to stage the ballot successfully
http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/maldives-holds-parliamentary-polls-despite-delay-fear-554779
http://thecommonwealth.org/media/news/maldives-parliamentary-elections-2014-interim-statement

2014: Death of Yashwant Vithoba Chittal, Indian author, born on August 21, 1928
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/yashwant-chittal-dead/article5821000.ece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yashwant_Vithoba_Chittal

2015: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena forms a national government incorporating the main opposition party in a bid to push through reforms and preserve political stability

2015: Sri Lanka’s new government confers for the firtst time the highest military rank of field marshal on retired army chief Sarath Fonseka, who had been jailed for alleged treason by the previous government
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/23/ex-army-chief-sarath-fonseka-jailed-for-treason-made-field-marshal-in-sri-lanka