1956-1966 History of India since 1984






(East) Punjab, 1966-1984


Administration : In 1966, the (Indian) State of Punjab ceded Kangra District to Himachal Pradesh; Haryana and Chandigarh were separated from the (Indian) State of Punjab. Until 1967, from 1972 to 1977 and from 1980 to 1983 the Punjab was administrated by an INC-led government, in 1967, from 1970 to 1971 and from 1977 to 1980 by a SAD-led government (Shiromani Akali Dal, Punjabi-Sikh), from 1967 to 1970 by a JP-led government,

Annals : 1966 : Punjabi Suba campaign (for a Sikh-majority state) launched by SAD
1966 : (Indian) Punjab ceded Kangra District to Himachal Pradesh; Haryana and Chandigrarh split from Punjab; Chandigarh capital of both Punjab, Haryana
1967 : state elections held; SAD formed government
1969 : state elections held; JP formed government
1969 : Sikh campaign for annexation of Chandigarh into Punjab (BBoY 1970)
1972 : state elections held; INC formed government
1973 : Akali Dal adioted Anandpur Sahib resolution, declaring Sikhs to be a separate nation (BBoY 1983)
1977 : state elections held; SAD formed government
1978 : Nirankari-Sikh clashes
1979 : Punjab, Himachal Pradesh signed agreement on Thein Dam project (BBoY 1980)
1980 : state elections held' INC formed government
1981 : Akali Dal began campaigning for an autonomous state called Khalistan (BBoY 1982)
1982 : Sikh-Hindu clashes (BBoY 1983)
1983 : Akali Dal began campaign of defiance of laws; Sikh-Hindu clashes (BBoY 1984)
1984 : Operation Bluestar; Indian troops entered Golden Temple of Amritsar, killed Sikh separatist leader J. S. Bhindranwale

Social History : In 1961 the population of Punjab (in its borders of 1967) was 11.1 million, in 1971 13.4 million, in 1981 16.6 million.






EXTERNAL
FILES
Article Operation Bluestar, from Wikipedia
Article Khalistan Movement, from Wikipedia
Article Punjab (India) : History, from Wikipedia
DOCUMENTS World Statesmen : India, by Ben Cahoon
Historical Population Statistics : India, by province (J. Lahmeyer)
Statistical Reports of State Elections, from Election Commission of India
REFERENCE Article : India, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1967 pp.407-410, 1968 pp.409-411, 1969 pp.402-404, 1970 pp.408-410, 1971 pp.388-391, 1972 pp.355-358, 1973 pp.353-356, 1974 pp.361-364, 1975 pp.380-383, 1976 pp.403-405, 1977 pp.402-404, 1978 pp.434-436, 1979 pp.426-428, 1980 pp.431-433, 1981 pp.430-432, 1982 pp.428-430, 1983 pp.423-426, 1984 pp.425-428, 1985 pp.508-511, 701-702 [G]
Article : India, in : Americana Annual 1967 pp.347-350, 1968 pp.340-344, 1969 pp.348-351, 1970 pp.350-354, 1971 pp.343-346, 1972 pp.336-341, 1973 pp.344-348, 1974 pp.290-293, 1976 pp.103, 289-292 [G]
Article : India : West Bengal, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1970-1971 pp.380-382, 1975-1976 pp.331-397, 1976-1977 pp.332-398, 1978-1979 pp.599-665, 1979-1980 pp.603-671, 1980-1981 pp.601-669, 1981-1982 pp.604-672, 1983-1984 pp.609-675, 1984-1985 pp.610-677 [G]
Article : India, in : Yearbook on International Communist Affairs 1976 pp.279-287 (Robert H. Donaldson), 1980 pp.247-252 (Walter Andersen) [G]



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