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On 3 March in South Asian history

ON 3 MARCH IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 3, 2019

78: Origin of Saka era in India
http://www.indiavideo.org/text/saka-dynasty-318.php

1575: Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tukaroi

Akbar 2

1707: Death of Aurangzeb, Mughal emperor of India (1658-1707)
https://www.quora.com/How-did-Mughal-Emperor-Aurangzeb-die

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8CPd_UhyGc

1926 : Birth of Ravi Sharma, Indian film music director, who died on March 7, 2012
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravi_(music_director)
http://www.mohdrafi.com/meri-awaaz-suno/music-director-ravi-and-his-special-partnership-with-rafi-saab.html/comment-page-1

1931: Birth of Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, traditional Indian vocalist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghulam_Mustafa_Khan_(singer)

1939: In Bombay (Mumbai), Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest of the autocratic rule in India

1939-03-03 Gandhi taking his last meal before the-start of his-fast

1951: Indonesia signs a Friendship treaty with India

1955: Birth of Jaspal Bhatti, Indian actor, who died in a car crash on October 25, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaspal_Bhatti

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f7_IPMyKV0

1967: Birth of Shankar Mahadevan, Indian singer-songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shankar_Mahadevan

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

1971: Indira Gandhi wins the fifth Indian general elections
http://www.elections.in/parliamentary-constituencies/1971-election-results.html

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1971: Beginning of the no-cooperation of the East Pakistan population

1982: Death of Firaq Gorakhpuri, Indian poet and critic, born on August 28, 1896 http://www.iloveindia.com/literature/urdu/poets/firaq-gorakhpuri.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/28th-august-1896-renowned-contemporary-urdu-poet-firaq-gorakhpuri-is-born

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QPOazt4gFo

2009: Eight Pakistanis are killed and up to six Sri Lankan cricket players wounded by armed men in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/03/20093342556242789.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7921430.stm

2014: Expressing “extreme anger” towards the United States government, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said in an interview that the war in Afghanistan was not fought with his country’s interests in mind
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/03/karzai-afghan-war-fought-western-interest-20143353951600289.html

On 2 March in South Asian history

ON MARCH 2 IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 2, 2019

1660: In now India, Siddi Jauhar’s army besieged Panhala, cutting off supply routes to the fort. Netaji Palkar, the Commander of the Maratha forces was on a mission away from Panhala harassing and attacking Adilshahi
http://www.indianetzone.com/48/seige_panhala_fort.htm
http://odetohistory.blogspot.fr/2012/04/city-fort-of-panhala.html

1815: Signature of the Kandyan Convention by British invaders and the king Sri Wichrema Rajasinghe of Kandyan kingdom
http://sundaytimes.lk/080302/KandyTimes/kandytimes_0025.html
http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=103775

1940: Birth of Mamnoon Hussain, Pakistani businessman and politician, 12th President of Pakistan since September 2013
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamnoon_Hussain

1949: Death of Sarojini Naidu, Indian poet and freedom fighter, born on February 13, 1879
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/government-politics/sarojini-naidu.html
http://www.edurite.com/blog/sarojini-naidu-the-nightingale-of-india-2/3158/

Sarojini Naidu

1961: In Pakistan adoption of the Muslim Family Law under which unmitigated polygamy is abolished and consent of the current wife is made mandatory for a second marriage

1963 : Birth of idyasagar, South Indian film composer, musician and singer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidyasagar_(composer)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004579/

1963: Border treaty between China and Pakistan
http://historypak.com/pakistan-china-boundary-agreement-1962/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Pakistan_Agreement

1981: Al-Zulfikar organization, led by Murtaza, son of Ali Bhutto, hidjacks a Pakistani airplane. One dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Pakistan_International_Airlines_hijacking

1981-03-02 hijacking

1991: Ranjan Wijeratne, Deputy Defense Minister, is assassinated by Tamil rebels
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/2/newsid_4201000/4201675.stm

2002: US intervention in Afghanistan: operation Anaconda begins in Eastern Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Anaconda
http://www.historyanswers.co.uk/history-of-war/day-operation-anaconda-begins/
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/oef-anaconda.htm

2011: Pakistani Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti is shot dead by gunmen who ambushed his car in broad daylight in the capital, Islamabad. Mr Bhatti, the cabinet’s only Christian minister, had received death threats for urging reform to blasphemy laws
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12617562
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12622080
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12620506

2011: Bangladesh’s central bank says it has removed Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel economics laureate, from the post of managing director of Grameen Bank, the micro-lender founded by him. The decision, followed allegations of irregularities in the bank’s operations
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/03/20113211448924394.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/world/asia/03yunus.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2012: Pakistan President Zardari party ‘makes gains’ in Senatorial elections. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) won 19 seats, becoming the largest party with a total of 41 seats.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17225502

2013: Death of Shabnam Shakeel, Pakistani poet and author, born on March 12, 1942
http://www.dawn.com/news/789936/shabnam-shakeel-passes-away
https://www.facebook.com/ShabnamShakeelOfficial/info/?tab=page_info