I call bullshit: Everyone knows clerics can only wield maces, war hammers, and other blunt weapons.
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Sikhs brandishing swords and sticks and shouting for a new homeland clashed with guards at the faith’s holiest shrine in India, an official said. Six people were wounded.
The clash occurred during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the storming of the shrine by the Indian army in June 1984 in the northern city of Amritsar, said Kiran Jyoti Kaur, a Golden Temple management spokeswoman.
Kaur said supporters of the Shiromani Akali Dal, led by Simranjeet Singh Mann, turned violent and then were chased away by temple guards. They were shouting slogans for an independent Sikh homeland.
The CNN-IBN television channel said police detained nearly 50 people and that many shops closed because of the tension.
Naresh Gujral, a leader of governing Akali Dal group in the state, condemned the clash inside the shrine.