No, you are not completely right.
status is just as important to Indians, hence so many are pushed into doing professions like Medicine, dentistry and law
but the main reason for emigrating is financial, hence Punjabis go to whichever country they can , including middle of nowhere in Europe, North Africa and south America
I understand that for many Punjabis now, it’s about their kids’ Future.
i know of well connected and wealthy families who have no reason to leave Punjab who are going to Canada or Australia because they think their children will have better educational and career opportunities there. The quote thing in favour of ‘low’ castes has pushed them to an extent as well as being aware that Western countries are more meritocratic.
my understanding is that Uk is very much seen as a last resort these days compared to Canada, Aus and maybe NZ. USA would be first choice but it’s a lot more difficult . coming to Uk might be a first choice for those who have relatives there, but it’s understood that the golden days here are gone. There’s also better awareness that the other countries are bigger and can offer better quality of life
It's because these people who are not following maryada have become the majority, and most people are with them, so they don't really care any more. These people don't care about the guru, they only care about themselves and what's best for them.