Ex-British Gurkha personnel extends the ultimatum

Kathmandu, April 24: The British Gurkha Satyagraha Struggle Committee today demanded equal salary, pension, facilities and opportunities in par with the British Army.

Organizing a press meet here at the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Sunday, Chairman of the Struggle Committee, Mr. Lal Bahadur Ghising has said the Ex-British Gurkha personnel have been agitating for the last 25 years for equal treatment. The British government has repeatedly assured of fulfilling our demands but to no avail, Ghising related.

Likewise, Captain Mr. Ram Bahadur Limbu, adorned with Victoria Cross (highest accolade for bravery in Britain), said it was now time for former Gurkha army men to launch an integrated agitation for equal rights and appealed to Nepal Government for diplomatic steps towards the end.

The Foreign Ministry has already written twice to the British Government on the issue and Nepal Government has committed to form a dialogue team, it is learnt.

Former Miss Nepal, Ms. Subin Limbu has also expressed her opinion regarding the Ex-British Army’s demands. She opined that the British government has not fulfilled the agreement to provide the residential visas to the under 30 children of British Gurkha.

The British Gurkha Army has been protesting for a moth with the demands of equal rights, pensions, demanding the residential visas and so on.