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India Sikh groups clash at Golden Temple [Sword Fighting!]
BBCIndia ^ | 6 June 2014 Last updated at 05:01 ET | Staff

Posted on 06/06/2014 6:53:40 AM PDT by Red Badger

Several people have been injured after Sikh groups brandishing swords clashed at India's Golden Temple as special prayers were held to mark the deadly military offensive there in 1984.

Reports said the fight at Sikhism's holiest shrine was over who would speak first at the ceremony and that a scuffle broke out over a microphone.

Footage showed men running down temple steps lashing out with their swords.

Reports said at least three people had been taken to hospital with injuries.

The Indian government says 400 people and 87 soldiers were killed during the 1984 military raid to flush out Sikh separatists from the Golden Temple at Amritsar, codenamed Operation Blue Star.

But Sikh groups say the number of casualties was much higher and estimate it closer to 1,000.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: india; religion; sikh; sword
Video at link!......................
1 posted on 06/06/2014 6:53:40 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

That was cool! I’m laughing at the big fail of the one Sikh who had his sword swatted away on the staircase.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 6:57:25 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Red Badger

They should have picked their own cotton.


3 posted on 06/06/2014 6:58:51 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Red Badger

I’m reminded of the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where the big bad warrior finds out what happens when you bring a sword to a gunfight.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 7:00:56 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Red Badger

You could replace “sikh” with “Republican” and it would make a good report on a Republican convention ... like the one coming to Idaho next week.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 7:01:49 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Red Badger

It ain’t church without a little swashbuckling going on.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 7:05:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Red Badger

At the risk of being flippant concerning a serious incident, it sounds like another sworded affair


7 posted on 06/06/2014 7:05:33 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Red Badger; Ramius; 300winmag; IrishCatholic; lookout88; Wpin; spetznaz; Smokin' Joe; ...
Video at link!..
thanks, for the post...
SWORD PING!...

8 posted on 06/06/2014 7:14:32 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Timber Rattler

He really turned tail when that happened.

All cultures and religions are equal.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 7:20:43 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: circlecity

That scene, at least in that form, wasn’t in the script. Harrison Ford got sick & didn’t feel up to the original version, so he suggested an alteration & Spielberg agreed:

“the scene was supposed to be an epic swordsman vs the whip toting archaeologist. Filming for the fight scene was supposed to last three days. Once again, necessity proved to be the mother of all invention as [Ford] suggested to Steven Spielberg that the scene be altered.”

http://www.ecanadanow.com/science/2014/04/15/harrison-reveals-the-truth-about-that-famous-scene/


10 posted on 06/06/2014 7:21:46 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: demshateGod

No. They are not. Nothing equates to the evil of Islam.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 7:48:59 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: circlecity
I’m reminded of the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where the big bad warrior finds out what happens when you bring a sword to a gunfight.

The Sikhs are to be admired for their bravery and loyalty. As I recall, when a gunman entered their temple near Milwaukee, the head of the congregation confronted him with his ceremonial sword to give others a chance to get away, and out of duty. The leader died in his efforts.
12 posted on 06/06/2014 7:49:30 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red Badger

India may be the only nation that equally exists in three separate millennia at the same time.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 7:49:59 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: chajin

Didn’t seem serious, just a lot of sabre-rattling.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 7:50:49 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Timber Rattler; Chode

“That was cool! I’m laughing at the big fail of the one Sikh who had his sword swatted away on the staircase.”

Yes he fails as a Jedi Knight.


15 posted on 06/06/2014 9:05:54 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: ZULU
“No. They are not. Nothing equates to the evil of Islam.”

I have to concur. These people carry a sword in their religion to protect them selves. From what religion you ask? Islam! One of their Guru's ordered this because too many Sikhs were being murdered by Muslims. To see them fighting in their temple is horrid. They should be fighting muslims not each other.

16 posted on 06/06/2014 9:09:36 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Red Badger

Wow, that was colorful.
It’s like watching the “Lives of a Bengal Lancer”, but real.
Too bad it was Sikh vs. Sikh instead of Sikh vs. Muzzie.


17 posted on 06/06/2014 9:27:36 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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To: BuffaloJack

There was some serious whacking going on.
Some was funny.................


18 posted on 06/06/2014 9:31:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger

And some have used India as an example of how a nation with many different languages and cultures can coexist peacefully.


19 posted on 06/06/2014 10:55:37 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Morgana

Correct.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 11:23:12 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: justa-hairyape

I just have to observe though, that with all these huge crowds of men swinging swords at each other there were merely three people taken to the hospital with relatively minor injuries. Seems the “violence” was more about bluster and volume and not so much about actual intent to cause bodily harm.


21 posted on 06/09/2014 2:31:02 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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