WorldViews: Why sword-wielding Sikhs clashed at an ancient temple

By Ishaan Tharoor, June 6, 2014

Rival groups of turban-clad, sword-brandishing Sikhs clashed today in the confines of the Golden Temple of Amritsar, Sikhism's holiest site. Television footage showed alarming scenes of grown, bearded men bludgeoning each other with various weapons. According to reports, at least 12 people were wounded and nearly two dozen have been arrested.

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