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On 8 May in South Asian history

ON 8 MAY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 8, 2019

1916: Birth of Swami Chinmayananda, Indian spiritualist who died on August 3, 1993
http://www.chinmaya-chicago.org/chinmaya.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Chinmayananda
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8-may-1916-chinmayananda-saraswati-indian-spiritual-leader-was-born

1929: Birth of Girija Devi, Indian singer
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/girija-devi.html
http://www.girijadevi.com/biography.html

 

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

1933: Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest of British oppression in India

1942: Gunners of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery on Horsburgh Island in the Cocos Islands rebel in the Cocos Islands Mutiny. Their mutiny is crushed and three of them are executed, the only British Commonwealth soldiers to be executed for mutiny during the Second World War
http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2006/08/27/pow06.asp
https://www.awm.gov.au/journal/j34/cocosmutiny.asp
http://thepoormouth.blogspot.fr/2012/04/backwaters-of-history-cocos-island.html

1997: Sonia Gandhi by adhering to the Indian Congress Party enters officially in politics

1999: Beginning of the Kargill conflict between India and Pakistan, up to July 14
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/kargil-99.htm
http://nativepakistan.com/kargil-war-1999-real-facts-about-kargil-conflict/

2002: In Karachi, a bomb attack on a bus belonging to the French navy company DCN causes the death of 14 people including  9 French

http://u2r2h-documents.blogspot.fr/2009/07/2002-french-karachi-mass-murder-by.html

2008: Indian courts declare that a MF Husain painting depicting India as a nude goddess is not obscene
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7389440.stm
https://www.google.fr/search?q=MF+Husain+paintings&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjLtZbLmYriAhVIAmMBHW_vDWEQ_AUIDigB&biw=1280&bih=603&dpr=1.5

2014: Pakistani notable human rights lawyer Rashid Rehman Advocate is shot dead at his office in Multan Wednesday (7) evening
http://www.dawn.com/news/1104788/rights-advocate-rashid-rehman-khan-gunned-down-in-multan