Up until late 80s, Punjab was not that violent indeed. Afterward, it was entirely different. You also have to consider UP has 100s of millions of people.
As per the discussion of Khalistan, if it was given to us right now, it would crumble within a year. We are so far away from even discussing it as a reality. There are 0 logistics in place, and no one to organize these logistics even. As soon as someone did try to organize it, anyone who doesn't agree will label them a "RAW agunt." Khalistan, for now, needs to put on back burner, there needs to be ground work done, we need to build the leaders of tomorrow first. Do we really need a Khalistan that will become an "old boys club" essentially?
I think this is a real interesting thread. I was sent this link a few days ago and it really made me think, why do we have so many different divisions. And those who are anti panthic and take us away from sikhi why don’t we speak up against them. I think every institute wether your a charity or Gurdwara must be transparent. See the video for yourself.
The only point I can think of is ethnicity. Kashmiris may be muslim, but they're also a different ethnic group from the countless other ethnic groups within Islam. They probably want their home land for their ethnic group.