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On 5 July in South Asian history

ON 5 JULY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 5, 2019

1594: Portuguese forces under the command of Pedro Lopes de Sousa begins an unsuccessful invasion of the Kingdom of Kandy during the Campaign of Danture in Sri Lanka
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_of_Danture

1653: Birth of Thomas Pitt, British Governor of Madras who died on April 28, 1726
http://www.berkshirehistory.com/bios/tpitt.html

1882: Birth of Inayat Khan, Indian sufi, who died on February 5, 1927
http://www.om-guru.com/html/saints/khan.html

1977: Pakistani premier Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto is overthrown in a military coup led by the Chief of Army Staff, General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, who imposes Martial Law and the elections are postponed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Fair_Play
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Zulfikar_Ali_Bhutto

Ali Bhutto 3

1987: First instance of the LTTE using suicide attacks on Sri Lankan Army. The Black Tigers are born and in the following years continue to use it to deadly effect
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTTE_Black_Tiger

1994 : Malayalam writer Vaikom Mohammed Basheer, 86, dies in Kerala
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaikom_Muhammad_Basheer
http://www.frontline.in/other/a-lone-traveller/article6808006.ece
http://www.frontline.in/static/html/fl2502/stories/20080201501110100.htm

1997: Sri Lankan Tamil member of parliament A. Thangathurai is shot dead at Sri Shanmuga Hindu Ladies College in Trincomalee
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Thangathurai
http://www.uthr.org/Rajan/Thanga.htm

1999: President Clinton imposes trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan

2006: Death of Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet, born on October 8, 1924
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirunalloor_Karunakaran

2013: Pakistan’s new government has allowed a ban on the death penalty to expire, in a move condemned as « shocking and retrograde » by London-based rights group Amnesty International
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/07/2013758546675143.html

2014: A Taliban bomb attack on the outskirts of Kabul set fire to some 200 fuel trucks that the militants claimed were supplying foreign troops in Afghanistan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28173990