Sikh Clash at the Golden Temple
Cluster for the Study of Religious Violence
Swords crossed at the Golden Temple in Amristar, India, as Sikh activists and guards clashed during a commemoration of the Indian Army assault on the site in the 1984.
“The violence broke out after a group of ‘radical Sikh activists’ wanted to brandish their swords and chant slogans calling for a separate Sikh homeland, or Khalistan,” according to a NPR article, based on reporting by the Times of India.
The 1984 assault on the holiest Sikh religious site provoked retaliatory attacks by Sikhs, including the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
NPR reports on the violence at the Golden Temple.