ON 4 OCTOBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY
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Updated on October 4, 2019
1884: Birth of Subramaniya Siva, Indian freedom fighter
1884: Birth of Ramchandra Shukla, Indian historian and author who died on February 2, 1941
1957: Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru arrives at Tokyo for a ten-day visit. The joint communiqué will insist on the necessity to suspend the nuclear tests
1980: The representatives of 38 Muslim countries, at the United Nations General Assembly, demand the withdrawal of the Soviet forces from Afghanistan
2002: For the first time since democracy has been restored in Nepal, king Gyanendra dismisses prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and takes all the powers
2005: Japan’s cabinet endorses a one-year extension of the country’s naval mission to support US-led troops in Afghanistan
2011: The leaders of Afghanistan and India sign a strategic partnership agreement during a visit by President Hamid Karzai to Delhi.
2011: The Dalai Lama has cancelled plans to visit South Africa to attend the birthday celebrations for Archbishop Desmond Tutu after failing to obtain a visa required to travel to the country.
2015: Death of Edida Nageswara Rao, Indian director and Producer, born in 1934
2015: The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) instructs its agencies to lift the unofficial blockade against Nepal, ending 11-day restrictions on Nepal-bound cargo trucks and freights