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'1993: Key Events

  • Communal violence spreads in Bombay and Ahmedabad, with the Bombay death toll in the aftermath of the Ayodhya riots rising to 550.
  • The movie star Sanjay Dutt is arrested under the TADA Act. The Government of India decides to implement the Mandal Commission recommendations, providing for 27% reserva- tion for socially and educationally backward castes in the Central Services.
  • The Hazratbal mosque in Kashmir is taken over by terrorists.
  • The Latur earthquake obliterates over 40 villages in Maharashtra.
  • Bill to regulate Cable TV introduced in the Lok Sabha.
  • Five more Doordarshan channels are launched. Murdoch’s STAR-TV acquires 49.9% shares in the ZEE-TV network.