March 19: Friendship treaty between India and Bangladesh: Beginning of a new era of mutual cooperation
New Delhi: The date of March 19 has a special significance in the history of India and Bangladesh. Actually, it was the day of March 19, 1972, when the Treaty of Friendship and Peace was signed between these two countries, with which a new era of mutual cooperation between the two countries started. These included criticism of colonialism and non-alignment. Both countries also promised each other that they would promote mutual cooperation in the fields of art, literature and culture.
The sequence wise details of other major events recorded on the date of March 19 in the history of the country and the world are as follows:-
1279: The Mongols put an end to the Song dynasty of China.
1571: Spanish troops captured Manila.
1920: The US Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles.
1944: Azad Hind Fauj hoisted the national flag on the mainland in Northeast India.
1965: Indonesia nationalized all foreign oil companies.
1972: India and Bangladesh signed a 25-year peace and friendship treaty.
1982: Famous Indian freedom fighter J. B. Kripalani passed away.
1998: Famous communist leader and first Chief Minister of Kerala EMS Namboodiripad passed away.
1998: Atal Bihari Vajpayee took over as the Prime Minister of the country for the second time.
1990: World’s first IIHF approved women’s ice hockey event.
1996: Sarayevo, the capital of Bosria-Herzegovina, was reunified.
2001: Britain’s Upper House rejected the proposal of extradition of musician Nadeem.
2004: America sued China in the World Trade Organization.
2005: Pakistan successfully tested the Shaheen-II missile.
2008: President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf stayed the execution of Sabarjit till April 30, 2008.
2008: Most of the countries including India rejected the new draft on the expansion of the United Nations Security Council.
2020: Fourth death in the country due to corona virus infection; Total 173 cases. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation regarding the pandemic situation, called for a ‘Janata Curfew’ on March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm.