Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Chronicle/1989

Feb 29, 2012, 1:43:04 PM (12 years ago)
Lawrence Liang



  • Chronicle/1989

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     1''''1989: Key Events''' 
     3* Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh, accused of assassinating Indira Gandhi, are hanged. Safdar Hashmi, a street theatre activist, is killed by thugs allegedly members of the Delhi Congress(I). Amid a nationwide outcry, the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust is formed, organising a series of Artists Against Communalism programmes featuring some of India’s best-known musicians, dancers and artists.  
     5* Agni, an intermediate-range ballistic missile, is fired, making India the fifth country to acquire IRBM capability.  
     7* The Shilanyas ceremony is held at Ayodhya, as the foundation stone for a temple in the name of Ram is laid.  
     9* Rajiv Gandhi, seeking Hindu support, allows the ceremony to take place. In the general elections (December), a coalition of the Janata Dal, supported by the right-wing BJP and the CPI(M), displace Rajiv Gandhi’s government. 
     11* The Central Board of Film Certification allows 1268 video titles to be released, including 62 features, 213 shorts, 48 ‘long’ films and 915 foreign shorts