Some years back when I left the Indian Air Force, I paid a visit to Canada. On a Sunday, my host took me to the local Sikh gurudwara in Vancouver. There was a large congregation, but the important point was that a Sikh got up on the podium and started a long winded attack on the Indian government. He claimed that the Sikhs were being persecuted in India and he called for the establishment of a seperate Sikh state or 'Khalistan'.
I wished to counter this as I am a Sikh and what that man had stated was an absolute lie,but my host advised me to keep silent to avoid bloodshed. This is the bane of Sikhs abroad. They fueled the Khalistan movement with lakhs of rupees and this continued till the Khalistan movement was broken by the Sikhs themselves in the Punjab.
The Sikhs abroad live ina different world. They have neither integrated into the community they live and have formed a 'ghetto' mentality. This breeds its own problems and leads to hate crimes . Quite a few Sikhs do put on airs while on visits to India.The fact is that most Indians and that includes Sikhs have a second class status in the USA and Canada. This, they hide under a veneer of arrogance, but the facts unfortunately leak out.
The recent attack on the Sikh Gurudwara is more the malise than an isolated incident. The Sikhs seem to have moved astray from the Sikh religion and some of them had to be declared 'Tankhiya' heratics after they started langar the community kiychen on tables and chairs. The Gurus has enjoined all to sit and eat as a community on the floor.
The Sikhs abroad must do some introspection and acts like killing their daughters who wish to marry outside the community need to be stopped. There is a hell of wrong going on and at the end of the day one of my friends just wrote to me that that the so called El Doradao for which they had come to USA was a dream, just adream that has died.