LONDON: The ex-Gurkha solders’ organizations have submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on the problems facing the retired British Gurkha soldiers. PM Oli has been demanded to form a high level talk team to hold a diplomatic dialogue with British government so that their 13-point demand would be addressed.
The 13-point demand was based on the discussion made during the joint technical committee of the organizations. They also demanded the immediate disclosure of correspondence, and other information made between the Nepal and British governments on the issues relating to ex-Gurkha armies and the official view of the respective governments. Earlier, the Gurkha Army Ex-Servicemen’s Organizations (GAESO) had sent similar memorandum to the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and NRNA Gorkha department. The representatives of GAESO and various Gorkha organizations submitted the memorandum to Nepal’s PM Oli via the Embassy of Nepal in London on Wednesday morning.
On the occasion, Acting Chairperson of GAESO, Dharma Tamang, said Britain and Nepal have historic relations, but there was still discriminatory behaviour to ex-Gurkha soldiers. So, they were continuing struggle for three decades. Receiving the memorandum, Nepali Ambassador to the UK, Lok Darshan Regmi, informed that the issues of ex-Gurkha armies was also the priority of Nepal government. So, he had kept it as an important issue to address since he assumed office, Ambassador Regmi added.
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