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India's sword-wielding Sikh warriors guard protesting farmers

AFP, 05 Mar 2021
Dressed in a signature electric blue long-robe, a foot-long turban, and wielding an antiquated sword and a walkie-talkie, hundreds of armed martial men from the Sikh warrior order of Nihang, paces through a maze of tents, tractors and trolleys that dot the blocked highway on the border of Delhi. They are the self-appointed first line of defence in the ongoing protests between farmers and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

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