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Christopher B Lellis




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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2014 9:49 am    Post subject: Sikhs using curved swords in real attack somewhere in India         Reply with quote

There were no people slashed in the video, no blood here, but you can clearly see the swords in their hands.
I have no idea what the motivation for this attack was and honestly don't care, the only thing that caught my attention were the swords, drawn and wielded in 2014.

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Mart Shearer




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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2014 12:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You might not care, but it's part of a long running conflict which includes the assassination of Indira Ghandi. Effectively a separatist movement in a culture which requires men to carry a blade.
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-violent-...ar-1993808
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Blue_Star
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Indira_Gandhi

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Christopher B Lellis




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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2014 12:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mart Shearer wrote:
You might not care, but it's part of a long running conflict which includes the assassination of Indira Ghandi. Effectively a separatist movement in a culture which requires men to carry a blade.
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-violent-...ar-1993808
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Blue_Star
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Indira_Gandhi


You know what, nvm, it's not even worth it to me.

Swords on a sword forum.
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Hector A.





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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2014 1:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

stainless steel swords no less... u see 1 break like a cheap wall hanger at some point in the video. Funny
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Mart Shearer




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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2014 1:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You can ignore the article and watch the imbedded video. The early part shows spears in use as well, in slashing instead of thrusting attacks.
http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/punj...26560.aspx

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Christopher B Lellis




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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2014 1:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hector A. wrote:
stainless steel swords no less... u see 1 break like a cheap wall hanger at some point in the video. Funny


0:13 I didn't notice that at first hah

That was a cheap pos wasn't it haha.
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Gene Green





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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2014 9:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

To me it looks like it was knocked out of his hand intact. But I'm on a tablet, perhaps the resolution is better on a large PC screen.

The slashing use of a spear is probably because they don't want to actually kill anyone. It's a brawl, not a fight to death. I wonder how sharp these swords really are, or if they used the flat / blunt side. Some of the cutting motions looked like they could easily chop arms off.
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2014 2:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gene Green wrote:
To me it looks like it was knocked out of his hand intact. But I'm on a tablet, perhaps the resolution is better on a large PC screen.


That's what it looked like on my wide-screen TV. As with the spears they seemed more intent on slapping each other with their swords than actually causing damage. But the guy who lost his sword certainly backed up in a hurry.
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2014 3:50 pm    Post subject: sikhs         Reply with quote

The video seems to be some form of reenactment of an event that students of sikhism would understand. The Golden Temple is their holiest shrine, so no baptised Sikh would deliberately create a ruckus within its walls unless it was sanctionned.
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Mark Griffin




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PostPosted: Sun 08 Jun, 2014 1:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sadly, its real.

A fair few wounded and over 50 arrests. Some sikh separatists seeking more independence and an autonomous home land seem to have got a bit out of hand and attacked the temple guards. Who started it is not known but having worked with sikhs many times over the years on various historical projectsI know they'll never back down from an engagement, even if they only have swords compared with firearms on the other side.

Big shame.

If I was going into a proper fight I'd have a Sikh and a Gurkha on either side of me and a few merry highlanders behind....

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Jun, 2014 5:41 am    Post subject: Sikhs using curved swords in real attack somewhere in India         Reply with quote

When it comes to fighting as well as demonstrating Sikhs in India will sometimes brandish swords. Some of them are willing to follow the paths of their ancestors known for their fighting skills.
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