India: Many events of historical, cultural and social importance occurred on 22 December
Several events of historical, cultural, and social significance have occurred on December 22 in India. Here are a few notable events:
1939: Chaudhary Charan Singh, a prominent political figure who later became the Prime Minister of India, resigned from the Viceroy’s Executive Council as a protest against the British government’s decision to involve India in World War II without consulting Indian leaders.
1951: The Indian National Congress, under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru, adopted a resolution in Avadi, Tamil Nadu, endorsing socialism as its guiding principle.
1961: India annexed the territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, located near Gujarat, into the Indian Union. These territories were former Portuguese colonies.
1971: Bangladesh’s liberation struggle received a significant boost when India recognized the Provisional Government of Bangladesh and officially extended support to the Mukti Bahini (Bangladeshi freedom fighters) in their fight against Pakistani forces during the Bangladesh Liberation War.
1984: An Indian Airlines Boeing 737 flight from Kolkata to Delhi was hijacked and forced to land in Lahore, Pakistan. The hijacking eventually led to negotiations and the release of the passengers and crew.
2008: The 26/11 Mumbai attacks, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks that lasted four days, finally concluded on this day. The attacks had begun on November 26 and resulted in widespread devastation and loss of lives.
2017: The Supreme Court of India passed a landmark judgment declaring the practice of triple talaq (instant divorce) among Muslims unconstitutional, providing relief to Muslim women who were affected by this practice.
These events span various domains, from political and historical milestones to significant judicial decisions and tragic incidents that have left a mark on India’s