Government urges former British Gorkhas to call off hunger strike 

July 32, Kathmandu. The government has urged former British Gurkhas to withdraw their hunger strike in the UK.


The cabinet meeting held on Monday also expressed commitment to resolve the remaining issues through diplomatic channels.


Stating that the diplomatic process has already moved forward for that, Law Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said, “We call on all the former British Gurkha relations to withdraw the protest programs including the hunger strike.”


Former Gurkha soldiers have gone on a hunger strike in front of the British Prime Minister’s Office, claiming that they have been discriminated against.


Last month, five organizations concerned with the demands of the Gorkhas and the Non-Resident Nepali Association UK sent letters to both the Government of Nepal and the United Kingdom. The letter called for talks demanding equal pensions for former Gorkhas.