Completely false that the rule which Ranjit Singh established was a Khalsa State nowhere in any historical reference do we find the direction of Ranjit Singh to be of a Sovereign Punjabi State it was always mentioned as Khalsa Raj but we have this delusional state of thinking that somehow Ranjit Singh who persecuted Muslims and banned the Azaan and the sacrifice of animals on Eid was somehow a secular ruler, Ranjit was always accountable to the Akhal Takht in Amritsar just the way he was lashed for marrying a Muslim girl from Heera Mandi, in front of the Golden Temple.
Punjabis never hailed Afghans it only started during the cruel Sikh rule which stripped Punjabi Muslims of their lands, especially in Majha, Punjabis had been fighting the Afghans long before the Sikhs.
All this hatred for each other eventually boiled over during the 1947 Partition the thing is Punjabi Muslims and Sikhs are two different ethnoreligious communities the leading cause for this violence was Sikhs wanting the old Khalsa Raj of Ranjit which unfortunately was a far-fetched dream Master Tara Singh one of the leading proponents.
Sikhs are just an arm of Militant Hinduism no more or less Punjabi Muslims suffered the most during the partition we lost Gurdaspur, Ferozpur, and Batala districts and somehow Sikhs get to play the victim card, we need to focus on our indigenous identity.
^^That sounds pretty much like Pak Studies .. I am trying to discuss actual history