The British and Sikhs have a long history together.
British historians studying Sikhi and writing it in their books.
The 2 Anglo-Sikh wars and annexation of Punjab. And the prince Dalip Singh sent to Britain.
They recruited Sikhs in both world wars.
Mass Sikh migration in the 60s and 70s. Facing a lot of racism but now are accepted all over. A strong 500,000 community.
Now we are shown across the media.
This is all thanks to the Queen unlike the government.
I would be opening a can of worms here but then again isn't it the way of nature to create divergences and "forking" . Forking is a term I use from software development lol wherein one source code base is taken up by two different teams working on it parallely and after s time we end up with two different products , sometimes with different features added. This is again an extension of real life natural analogy in which members of one species separated by some barrier, say a mountain ridge will end up evolving into 2 different species given enough time to pass.
It's interesting to note the effects of same principle on religious communities. The one I feel resonates closest with Sikhs are the Jews (let's ignore usury for a moment lol) but jews are akin to Sikhs in the sense of chronic historical persecution, exodus and spread of their diaspora around the globe. It exile of Jews lasted for 2 thousand years and we see there are various sects : hasidic, Ashkenazi , haredi etc etc .
Sikhs have only been migrating since atmost 100 yrs. I wonder how will it be with us in long term though I pray it isn't such a long exile for Sikhs.