INDIRA & RAJIV GANDHI: Infamous Assassinations TV -
64,022. 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. (Assassinations & India) Infamous Assassinations: Indira Gandhi & Rajiv Gandhi: India 1984/89
64,023. But at home Indira antagonises many people by building up the power of central government and cutting across the rights of individual states. (Assassinations & India) ibid.
64,024. 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. (Assassinations & India) ibid.
64,025. On June 23th 1980 Sanjay, her youngest son and political heir apparent, is killed while stunt-flying an aircraft. (Assassinations & India) ibid.
64,026. 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. (Assassinations & India) ibid.
64,027. Sri Lanka had become independent from Britain in 1948. And the Sinhalese quickly increases discrimination against the Tamils. (Assassinations & India & Sri Lanka) ibid.
64,028. 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. (Assassinations & India & Sri Lanka) ibid.
64,029. Rajiv’s image as Mr Clean is tainted by scandal. (Assassinations & India) ibid.
64,030. May 21st 1991 Sriperumbudur: Suddenly an explosion rips the crowd apart. The explosion kills Rajiv and fourteen other people. (Assassinations & India) ibid.