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On 6 May in South Asian history

ON 6 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 6, 2019

1529: Babur, the founder of the Mughal (Mogol) dynasty in India, defeats Mahmud Lodhi who leads an army of those disaffected with his rule at the Battle of Ghagra
http://www.importantindia.com/4358/battle-of-ghagra-1529/
http://www.preservearticles.com/2012030925940/short-essay-on-the-battle-of-ghagra.html

1542: Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time

1857: The British East Indian Company disbands the 34th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry whose Sepoy Mangal Pandey had earlier revolted against the British and is considered to be the First Martyr in the War of India’s Independence
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/mangal-pandey.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/jan/29/reel-history

1861: Birth of Motilal Nehru, Indian freedom fighter who died on 6 February 1931
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/motilal-nehru.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/6-may-1861-motilal-nehru-indian-lawyer-and-politician-was-born

1967: Zakir Hussain is elected 1st Muslim president of India http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_presidential_election,_1967
http://www.gloriousindia.com/biographies/dr_zakir_hussain.html

Zakir Husain

1983: Birth of Trinley Thaye Dorje, Tibetan religious figure, one of the two 17th Karmapa Lama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinley_Thaye_Dorje
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karmapa_controversy

2009: In Afghanistan, up to 100 Afghanistan civilians are killed during an air raid by US forces during a joint operation targeting suspected fighters
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/05/20095672330997508.html

2011: Al-Qaeda confirms the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden, and says in an online posting that it would continue to launch attacks on the West
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/05/201156125729467729.html

2011: In Nepal, Maoists now will be in charge of the country’s internal security. The appointment is the result of a secret deal between Communist PM Khanal and Maoist leaders. The party representing the former guerrilla fighters also controls 19,000 armed men
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Maoists-get-Home-Affairs-Ministry-amid-fears-of-new-violence-21489.html

2015: Death of Novera Ahmed, Bangladeshi sculptor, born in 1930
http://www.thedailystar.net/arts-entertainment/sculptor-novera-passes-away-80931
http://www.thedailystar.net/arts-entertainment/novera-pioneer-progressiveness-bangladesh-80953
https://www.google.fr/search?q=novera+ahmed&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjG942hytnTAhVBWBQKHby-Ba4Q_AUIBigB&biwNovera Ahmed=1280&bih=561&dpr=1.5#imgrc=e4VEYTjKF4IRrM:&spf=214


2018: Pakistan Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal injured in assassination attempt
https://www.thedailystar.net/world/south-asia/pakistan-interior-minister-ahsan-iqbal-injured-assassination-attempt-1572388
https://www.voanews.com/a/pakistan-minister-survives-assassination-attempt/4381799.html