LONDON: Former Gurkha Soldiers have warned of organizing hunger strike if their five point demands were not fulfilled. Organizing a massive rally in front of parliament square they warned of resorting to hunger strike demanding fulfillment of their demands.
The former Gurkha soldiers have given the ultimatum of 24 October to the British government to fulfill their demands. They submitted the memorandum to the Prime Minister David Cameron through MP Rob Wilsons.
The five point demands include equal pension in line with the British nationals, permanent residency to children of former Gurkhas who have crossed 18 years of age, compensation to those who went to redundant, health facilities to former Gurkhas who are staying in Nepal. Similarly, they have been demanding that compensation should be given to former British Gurkha soldiers for providing low remuneration, not allowing for meeting with family members and making the future of children dark.
Coordinator of Joint Ex British Gurkha Army Association Gyan Raj Rai informed that they have given the deadline of six months to make the movement decisive. Similarly, he warned that they will die following hunger strike if their demands were not met. Organizers informed that around 800 former British Gurkhas and their family members participated in the protest program.
Meanwhile the agitating organizations have informed that they will submit memorandum to Chairperson of the Interim Election Government Khil Raj Regmi through Nepalese Ambassador to Nepal Suresh Chalise.
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