This story is of that mat (religion)..
And this entire story relates to that mat, five hundred years ago, which was formed against sects, class and cast system. Founder of the mat Baba Nanak used to beleive in Unity of God, used to belive in one Creator and Lord, was against idol worship, wanted to eradicate sectorial differentiation. Like wise his teachings were close to Islam, as many of his biographers wrote. But cleverness and wisdom of those should be admitted who are the founders of caste system and by-birth human discrimination, that they played such tactics that the part of Panjabi nation which following Guru Nanak formed a seperate religious identity in the name of Sikh nation, returned back to previous beleives and rituals. In the life of Baba Nanak these tactics did not succeed but people coming later got affected. And even it has been told that "the formation of sikh-mat was for the protection of Hindu Dharm." Not only that, Sikh rulers and Muslim rulers political wars were referred to as wars between sikh-mat and Islam and this way successful efforts were made to make ever lasting differences among Muslims and Sikhs.
Present position of Sikh-mat.
Now the position of Sikh-mat is that, it is divided in several sects. Jat sikh, Dalit sikh,
01/06/09 khabar-o-nazar by Parwaaz Rahmani, sehrozaDAWAT, translated by: Ibrahim Shaikh