The Sikh people are indigenous people of Punjab. For centuries they have lived in Punjab, dating back to the time of their Gurus. Prior to the British invasion, the Sikh people had their own nation state encompassing both east and west Punjab and Kashmir.
Sikhism is a monotheistic religion founded during the 15th century in the Punjab region, by Guru Nanak Dev and continued to progress with ten successive Sikh gurus (the last teaching being the holy scripture Gurū Granth Sāhib Ji).
Practicing Sikhs are very easily identifiable as they wear turbans. Sikhs constitute less than 2% of India’s population yet contributed the most to India’s freedom movement.