Explained: The #Sikhs of Peshawar, their unique identity, and struggle in #Pakistan

Unlike other Sikhs settled in India and Pakistan, the Pashtun Sikh community is not very well-versed in Punjabi language (either Gurmukhi or Shahmukhi) and their main language remains Pashto and some can even speak Hindko and Urdu. Yet, they can read Gurbani (Guru’s teachings) written in Sri Guru Granth Sahib and follow Guru Nanak Dev. They wear Pathan suits and tie turbans in a different way and their daily food is dominated by Pashtun cuisine. Their cultural and linguistic heritage is closer to Afghan Sikhs.

Source: Explained: The Sikhs of Peshawar, their unique identity, and struggle in Pakistan | Explained News,The Indian Express