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Huge Sword Fight Breaks Out Between Sikh Groups At Indian Temple

The clashes came on the 30th anniversary of a deadly military raid on the site.

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The fight allegedly broke out following a dispute over who would speak first at an anniversary event marking an army raid on the temple 30 years ago.

Television footage shows the two groups of Sikhs chasing each other around the site.

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The Indian government claims 400 people and 87 soldiers were killed during Operation Blue Star as the army attempted to flush out Sikh separatists holed up in the temple.

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

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