The Assassinations of Indira & Rajiv Gandhi
Category All History
Series Title Infamous Assassinations
Episode 13
Duration 25 mins
Product Code 22026
Broadcast Year 2007
Price £195.00

Part of the Infamous Assassination series, The Assassinations of Indira & Rajiv Gandhi looks at the events in history leading to the assassination and the politics of religion involved. 

India, 1984 & 1989 Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, was assassinated on 31st October 1984 by her Sikh bodyguards as she walked in the garden of her New Delhi home. It appeared that her murder was an act of revenge for her orders to storm the Sikh's holiest shrine at Amritstar in 1983.

Six years later, on 21st May 1991 in Sriperumbudur, near Madras, her eldest son Rajiv was also assassinated by Khan separatists in a bomb explosion.

The Assassinations of Indira & Rajiv Gandhi is a BBC TV programme for schools and education of history and politics, and how that can involve religion as well



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