Infamous Assassinations TV -
August 15th 1947 New Delhi: India is born in blood. More than a million people die in the ethnic and religious disturbances which accompany the creation of the separate states of India and Pakistan. Infamous Assassinations: Indira Gandhi & Rajiv Gandhi
But at home Indira antagonises many people by building up the power of central government and cutting across the rights of individual states. ibid.
June 1975 Jalalabad: after a narrow election victory the State Supreme Court finds Indira guilty of election fraud and orders that she be removed from office. ibid.
On June 23th 1980 Sanjay, her youngest son and political heir apparent, is killed while stunt-flying an aircraft. ibid.
October 31st 1984 New Delhi ... 9.18: moments later as she passes him Beant Singh fires three shots into her body. As she collapses, Satwant Singh empties his Sten sub-machine-gun into her. Neither man attempts to escape. ibid.
Sri Lanka had become independent from Britain in 1948. And the Sinhalese quickly increases discrimination against the Tamils. ibid.
But over the next two years it becomes increasingly obvious that the Sinhalese-dominated government would prefer a military solution. It imposes a naval blockade upon the Tamil stronghold, the Jaffna Peninsula, which leads to serious food shortages and steps up its military assaults. ibid.
Rajiv’s image as Mr Clean is tainted by scandal. ibid.
May 21st 1991 Sriperumbudur: Suddenly an explosion rips the crowd apart. The explosion kills Rajiv and fourteen other people. ibid.