Tag: forty years ago

February 26, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Pak Unrest

Pakistan’s military regime has arrested 21 more political figures bringing the number of those detained to 30, while anti-government demonstrations spread to Karachi. Five students were arrested when they set an army major’s jeep on fire. All the five are associated with a student’s organisation …

February 25, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Bonded Labour

It is happening within 30 km of Delhi — brick kiln labourers are being bought and sold all over Haryana. This sad truth, which has become the accepted norm among the 1,000-odd brick kiln operators of the state, came to light when a group of …

February 23, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Ahmedabad unrest

Four persons were killed in police firing and a fifth succumbed to stab wounds in a fresh spate of violence in Ahmedabad after a week’s lull since the medicos launched their anti-reservation agitation last month-end. Meanwhile, two more arrests were made under the National Security …

Forty Years Ago, February 19, 1981: Delhi Hooch Tragedy

In another major tragedy in the capital, eight persons, including five women, died after consuming illicit liquor on February 15 in their jhuggis in Gautam Nagar, near Yusuf Sarai. Four others have been admitted to hospital in a critical condition. Three persons have been arrested …

Forty Years Ago, February 18, 1981: Lok Sabha Violence

The Lok Sabha was adjourned in a state of shock this afternoon following an unprecedented clash in which Congress-I and Lok Dal members freely exchanged blows. Senior members watched in silence as a stunned Speaker hastily announced the adjournment and walked out of the House …

February 16, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Atal wanted talks

Both Morarji Desai and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, when in power, had told Pakistan that they were willing to hold discussions on Kashmir “whenever you want, wherever you want” according to Agha Shahi, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, who said this in a tape-recorded interview to Kuldip Nayar. …