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On the same day in 2013, two blasts took place in a radius of 150 meters in the Dilsukh Nagar area of Hyderabad. 17 people died in the bomb blasts on the bicycle. More than 120 people were injured. In December 2016, a special NIA court sentenced 5 Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists to death.
These included IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal. Apart from Bhatkal, Asadullah Akhtar (UP), Zia-ur-Rehman (Pakistan), Tehseen Akhtar (Bihar) and Ejaz Sheikh (Maharashtra) were also hanged. The case is still going on in the Hyderabad High Court.
Yasin Bhatkal’s hand in many blasts
Yasin Bhatkal is accused of being involved in several blasts in India. According to the charge sheets filed against Bhatkal, he is the master mind of at least 10 bomb blasts in 2008 and onwards. These include the 2008 serial blasts in Ahmedabad, Surat, Jaipur, New Delhi, the 2010 Blasts at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Benares, Bangalore, the Pune German Bakery and Mumbai Blasts in 2011 and the Hyderabad Blasts in Hyderabad in 2013.
US President Richard Nixon arrived on a historic visit to China
On this day in 1972, US President Richard Nixon went on a historic visit to China. The purpose of this visit was to end 21 years of ongoing tension between China and the US. The reason for this tension was the continued support of the US to Taiwan. After this tour, the ‘Shanghai Joint Communique’ was agreed under which the US accepted Taiwan as part of China. However, after a few years, Taiwan once again became the cause of tension between the two countries.
Important events of 21 February in India and the world:
2013: 17 people were killed in a bomb blast in Hyderabad, India. More than 120 people were injured.
2001: The first Mahakumbh of this century ended on Mahashivaratri.
1999: UNESCO announced 21 February to be Mother’s Day.
1991: Film actress Nutan passed away. Nutan made her Bollywood debut at the age of 14 with the film ‘Our Daughter’.
1965: America’s black nationalist leader Malcolm X was shot and killed. In New York, he was shot in front of 400 of his supporters.
1894: Bhatnagar was born in the form of scientific peace.