Doing Battle: Wicked Sword Fight Erupts At Indian Temple

June 6, 2014


45°C (~113°F)? That's a little hot for a sword fight!

This is a video news report about a sword fight that broke out between two rival Sikh groups in Punjab, India. The fight occurred at the Golden Temple and allegedly started over an argument about who would get to speak at an upcoming ceremony. Twelve people were injured, but there were no deaths. Probably because nobody knows how the hell to wield a sword. Just check out the guy at 0:25 that runs down the stairs, swings at a guy a couple times, hits the handrail, drops his sword, and runs away. That is not how you do sword battle. Still, I'm kind of jealous there aren't more sword fights here in the US. Forget guns, I want to do some OLDSCHOOL BATTLE. "You would die." I would accidentally kill myself trying to tie my sword to my belt.

Keep going for the video. Then let's all go buy ninja swords from the weapon kiosk at the mall and do battle in the woods.

Thanks to bbq, who agrees sword fights are the gunfights of the future. I can only hope.

  • I have read so many similar articles regarding this. People don't know how to use a sword but still they carry. It is not only in India but here in UK too.

  • Ed

    Who carries swords in the UK? Castle guards?

  • Mostly swords in UK is used during ceremonial functions.Recently found some great ceremonial swords online, you can also get to know about their use.

  • Shoreliner


  • SilverX2

    this looks just like Guild Wars 2 WvWvW

  • GreatSaiyan86

    I've seen bar fights down the street more dangerous.

  • asdfasdfasdf

    sadly that scene in indiana jones where some random guy just whips out a sword in the middle of market seems less silly now

    it makes me wonder if people actually do eat snake surprise :P

  • ProfessorJericho

    Jesus, did you see the temperatures one the side of the screen? No wonder they're killing each other.

  • Guest

    stabbings go up when its hot out, its in the police and emergency room statistics

  • BeastmanAIDS

    haha fuckin nitwits.

  • Gonçalo Alho

    prince of persia in real life

  • Kaizer Chief

    How the hell do they tell who's who?!

  • Guest

    its the hats you see.

    ...i think?

  • quatro

    Where's Indiana Jones when you need him?

  • aint seen nothin yet

    life would be so much more interesting if we would bring back the sword as belt accessory

  • KLanD

    Ahh religion.. if they aren't fighting each other they're fighting themselves.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Think about how awesome it would be if you could go to the church and watch priests fighting!

  • Guest

    or one of those old timey orgy and wine cults

  • Fred

    Yeah looping the footage four times doesn't make it any less ridiculous. The guy in the blue turban 30 seconds in basically gets disarmed by a staircase...

  • Andyman7714

    I don't think those are real swords.

  • Guest

    meh, cavalierly swords weren't sharp either. that these are merely ornamental and don't have the weight and speed of a horse to shove their blunt edge through your limbs doesn't mean getting hit with a 3ft metal stick doesn't still suck. nobody died but 12 were injured

  • the antagonist

    They're ornamental. They're not meant for combat and are likely not at all sharp. But they're still a big metal sticks. I'd rather not get hit with one.

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