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On 9 October in South Asian history

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ON 9 OCTOBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 9, 2019

1594: The Portuguese army is annihilated by the Kingdom of Kandy on Sri Lanka, bringing an end to the Campaign of Danture.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_of_Danture

1835: A Royal College is established in Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) with the name Hillstreet Academy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_College,_Colombo

1877: Birth of Gopabandhu Das, Indian journalist, poet, and activist who died on June 17, 1928
http://www.poemhunter.com/gopabandhu-das/biography/

1945: Birth of Amjad Ali Khan, Indian sarod player
http://www.sarod.com/about.html

1949: Indian Territorial Army is established
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/9th-october-1949-the-territorial-army-was-established

1963: China rejects Indian offer of an international arbitration to solve their border dispute

1980: Pope John Paul II shakes hands with the Dalai Lama during a private audience in Vatican City

Dalai Lama and John Paul 2

1987: Death of Guru Gopinath, Indian classic dancer
http://www.narthaki.com/info/profiles/profil13.html

1999: Death of Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries , born on July 15,  1914
http://www.yespakistan.com/heroofthepoor.asp

2002: The Indian governement claims victory after completing a turbulent state election in Indian Kashmir which it long saw as an essential rite of passage before it could consider talks with Pakistan.
http://www.elections.in/jammu-and-kashmir/assembly-constituencies/2002-election-results.html
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2002/10/kash-o22.html

2004: First free Presidential elections in Afghanistan after the Taliban, won by Hamid Karzai with 55,5 % of the votes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_presidential_election,_2004

2006: Death of Kanshi Ram, founder of India’s Bahujan Samaj Party (1984), died. The party was founded promote the interests of India’s low caste Hindus, also known as dalits, or untouchables.Born on March 15, 1934
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/kanshi-ram.html

Kanshi Ram

2011: In Sri Lanka, President’s UPFA claims victory in 22 out of 23 local councils in contest marred by shootout that left three dead.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/10/201110984854886773.html

2012: In Pakistan, 14 years old Malala Yousafzai, a young activist for the right of girls to go to school, is fired in the head by Taliban but survived and is now and international idol after been operated in UK
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/oct/09/taliban-pakistan-shoot-girl-malala-yousafzai
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-19882799

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2015: Death of Ravindra Jain, Indian composer and director, born onFebruary 28, 1944
http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/music/music-director-ravindra-jain-passes-away/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravindra_Jain

 

2017: An Indian court commuts the death sentences given by a lower court to 11 people after one of the many deadly riots that swept the western state of Gujarat 15 years ago in which more than 1,000 people died
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/death-sentence-for-11-in-train-burning-case-commuted-1.2102999
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/dcNf9VKC84zlq0mnxLQhPJ/Godhra-train-burning-case-Gujarat-high-court-commutes-death.html


Holidays and observances

Sri Lanka: Armed Forces Day