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On 24 March in South Asian history

ON 24 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 24, 2019

1775: Birth of Muthuswami Dikshitar, Indian poet and composer who died on October 21, 1835
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/muthuswami-dikshitar.html
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/music/legacy-from-dikshitar/article4507995.ece
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/24-march-1775-muthuswami-dikshitar-poet-and-composer-was-born

Muthuswami Dikshitar

1914: During the Simla Conference (India, Tibet and Republic of China), the British representative McMahon proposes the border delineation between India and Tibet which will be called the McMahon Line. Signed on 3 July by Tibet but never recognized by China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMahon_Line
http://chinamatters.blogspot.fr/2016/11/the-myth-of-mcmahon-line.html

1923: In India, the tax on salt is restored
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_British_salt_tax_in_India

1944: Maj. Gen. Orde Wingate, leader of the 77th Indian Brigade, also called the Chindits, dies in a transport plane crash. He was 41 years old
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wingate-dies-in-burma
http://ww2live.com/en/content/major-general-charles-orde-wingate-dso-2-bars

Charles Wingate

1946: The British Cabinet Mission, consisting of Lord Pethick-Lawrence, Sir Stafford Cripps and A. V. Alexander, arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership

1949: Birth of Ranil Wickremasinghe, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranil_Wickremesinghe

1952: Dudley Senanayake succeeds his father as Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Prime Minister up to octobre 1953
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_Senanayake

1977: After the resignation of Indira Gandhi, Morarji Desai is sworn in as Indian Prime Minister, up to July 1977
http://www.pmindia.gov.in/en/former_pm/shri-morarji-desai-2/

Desai

1979: Birth of Emraan Hashmi, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emraan_Hashmi

1982: In Bangladesh, General Ershad takes the power, deposes President Abdus Sattar  and proclaims the Martial Law
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Hossain_Mohammad_Ershad

1990: Indian troops leave Sri Lanka where they arrived in 1987 as peace keeping force
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Peace_Keeping_Force

2008: Bhutanese vote in an historic poll that will change the country in a constitutional monarchy
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7310832.stm

2011: A US soldier charged with killing unarmed Afghan civilians last year has been sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of premeditated murder
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12836851

2012: Death of Jose Prakash, Indian actor and singer, born on April 14, 1925
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/veteran-malayalam-actor-jose-prakash-passes-away/1/179272.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Prakash

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6ZUSbWPx8w

2013: Pakistan’s former president, Pervez Musharraf, has returned home for the first time in more than four years in exile to take part in upcoming parliamentary elections
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21914946
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9950994/Pervez-Musharraf-ends-self-imposed-exile-to-restore-peace-in-Pakistan.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130324-410973.html

2015: The United States will keep its current level of 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year, rather than reducing that number to 5,500 as planned, the White House said
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/24/politics/obama-afghan-president-ghani-meeting/index.html