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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10880015/Sword-fight-at-Indias-Golden-Temple-on-raid-anniversary.html Sword fight at India’s Golden Temple on raid anniversary At least two wounded in fighting at Amritsar's Sikh temple on 30th anniversary of army's Operation Blue Star which killed at least 400
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Members of Sikh radical groups clash with SGPC supporters at the Golden Temple Photo: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA
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Sikh activists clash with members of the SGPC during commemorations Photo: Narinder Naru/AFP

By AFP

8:02AM BST 06 Jun 2014

Clashes broke out between sword-wielding Sikhs on Friday at the Golden Temple in northern India on the 30th anniversary of a notorious army raid on the site.

At least two people were wounded in the violence, according to an AFP photographer at the temple in the city of Amritsar, which is the holiest shrine in the Sikh religion.

Hundreds of Sikhs had gathered at the shrine to pay their respects to those killed in the June 6 1984 raid of the temple by Indian troops aimed at flushing out armed separatists demanding an independent Sikh homeland.

“Today we were supposed to have a solemn remembrance for the martyrs of 1984 so what has happened is very sad,” said a spokesman for a radical Sikh outfit called the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) whose supporters were involved in the clashes.

“The Temple has once again been dishonoured today,” the spokesman Prem Singh Chandumajra told reporters.

Television footage showed two groups of Sikhs sporting blue and saffron turbans chasing each other with swords on the marbled staircase of the revered shrine in Punjab state.

The clashes broke out after members of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) insisted they be allowed to speak on the microphone first.

At least 400 people were killed in the army’s infamous Operation Blue Star in 1980, the anniversary of which is commemorated on June 6.

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Lets not lose focus on what today means... Lets remember all the dead Sikh shaheeds pay tribute to them for their sacrifice and valour (both innocent civilians and defenders of darbar sahib) at our m

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This reeks to high heaven of involvement of agent provocateurs. On this day at that place is almost beyond belief.

Regardless the simple fact that there were not 100 sikhs to restrain every 1 nut and shut this down in a second shows our utter stupidity. This is punjabi machismo pendu idiocy being confused for sikhi and it is in all corners of the world damaging sikhi.

Those, regardless of background, with true courage speak softly and carry a big stick. We must stop the csste inspired practice of jatt <banned word filter activated> pride taught in childhood and masquerading as sikhi. If sikhi was taught this would never happen.

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It seems from the video Badal's Akali thugs within SGPC are attacking.......the most disturbing is this occured in the main darbar sahib of Takht Sahib in presence of Guru Sahib.

regardless this was uncalled for on the anniversary day. First in Patna early this year now in Akal Takht Sahib....sigh

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This reeks to high heaven of involvement of agent provocateurs.

the ones with yellow turbans are the Task Force of the SGPC, basically hooligans who are paid to stop Simran Jit Singh Mann speaking at Gurdwaras under SGPC control.

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This is a day of remembrance. There should be a 1 minute silence to reflect on what happened. All Sikhs around the world should stop what they are doing for 1 minute for remembrance. These people are idiots and bring shame on the Panth. How can we move forward with this attitude?

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More embarrasing pics from the Daily Mail. Apologies for the formatting. If this was a micheivous act by agencies then Pendu mentality Sikhs fell for these stunts before, today and will in the future. Guru Kirpa no one gets heated on Sunday in London!! What happened to unarmed combat..hehe

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Violent scuffle: At least six people were injured as dozens of Sikh radicals clashed with supporters of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) at the Golden Temple, in Amritsar

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'Today we were supposed to have a solemn remembrance for the martyrs of 1984, so what has happened is very sad,' Prem Singh Chandumajra, a spokesman for Punjab state's ruling party Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), told reporters.

'The Temple has once again been dishonoured today,' he added.

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Angry: Operation Blue Star saw the Indian Army storm the Golden Temple to flush out Sikh separatists and arrest Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale a Sikh leader and his followers who had initiated a movement for a separate Sikh state

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Sword swinging: At least six have been reported injured in the clashes

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Inside the walls: The violence soon grew out of control, spilling inside the temple's walls

Peace has since been restored, said an official, who declined to be named because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

'The violent clashes will be investigated and action will be taken against those who are accused,' said Giani Gurbachan Singh, a leader of the SGPC, the elected body that manages Sikh temples.

Operation Blue Star was one of the most contentious episodes in India's battle against Sikh separatists in the 1980s.

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Remembering a bloodbath: It is understood the scuffle erupted over who would speak first at the service, held to remember victims of government offensive Operation Blue Star that left hundreds dead on June 6, 1984

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Stand off: But guards from the SGPC attempted to stop him (not pictured), resulting in a fracas that grew into a violent stand off

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No police: The situation was made worse by the fact that police personnel are not permitted inside the Golden Temple

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Run for cover: During the melee, many panic-striken devotees ran for safety, sources said



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Daily mail is right wing racist Christian newspaper

Do they show how orthodox christians fist fight in Bethlehem nearly every year? They will never do that they just want to demonise non-christian faiths and people as usual

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