By Ian Preston
Profiles the most important political occasions within the histories of the nations of critical, South and East Asia
* someone chronology for every state of the region
* presents a concise profile of occasions from early historical past as much as the mid-twentieth century in addition to proposing larger element on more moderen occasions
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29 December 1994: Following the mass resignation of all opposition members from the Jatiya Sangsad, the Prime Minister offered to stand down 30 days before the next general election, which was due in 1996; her offer was rejected. 26 June 1995: The High Court in Dhaka acquitted on appeal the former President, LtGen. Ershad, of charges of illegal possession of firearms. 11–16 November 1995: The opposition instigated a national strike. 24 November 1995: The Jatiya Sangsad was dissolved at the request of the Prime Minister, who remained in office in an interim capacity, pending an early general election.
1841: Following Bhutanese incursions into the Assam Duars, the British annexed the Duars and agreed to pay Bhutan an annual compensation of 10,000 rupees. 1862: Bhutan raided Sikkim (now an Indian state) and Cooch Behar; the British responded by withholding compensation payments. November 1864: The British declared war on Bhutan; the Duar War resulted in Bhutan losing the area around Dewangiri (modern-day Samdrup Jongkhar) to British forces. 11 November 1865: The Duar War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Sinchula, by which Bhutan ceded the seven Assam Duars and the 11 Bengal Duars to Britain and lost hill territory on the left bank of the river Teesta (including Kalimpong and Pedong), in return for an annual compensation of 50,000 rupees.
November 1983: The Jana Dal (People’s Party) was formed to support Ershad as a presidential candidate. 11 December 1983: Ershad declared himself President. May 1984: Following opposition demands for a repeal of martial law, the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for May were postponed until December. October 1984: In response to President Ershad’s offer to repeal martial law subject to the opposition’s participation in the elections, opposition parties initiated a campaign of civil disobedience; the elections were indefinitely postponed.
A Political Chronology of Central, South, and East Asia by Ian Preston