Kathmandu, Dec. 24 – The International Relations Committee under the House of Representatives is to expedite discussions with ministries concerned in Nepal to address the problems facing ex-Gurkha British Army personnel.
In Monday’s meeting of the Committee, Committee President Pabitra Niraula Kharel said that discussions would be held with foreign affairs and defence ministries to address the issues of ex-Gurkha British Army immediately as their problems were serious.
Similarly, member of the committee and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal said that the committee would hold separate meeting with foreign affairs ministry in this regard, saying that their struggle was for nationality, justice and equality.
Likewise, another member of the committee and former Defence Minister Bhim Rawal suggested that talks should be held with the United Kingdom (UK) government by forming a talks team immediately.
Other members of the committee including Sujita Shakya, Sudan Kiranti, Deepak Prakash Bhatta and Naradmuni Rana said that the government should be serious to address the concerns of ex-Gurkha British Armymen.
On the occasion, President of Gurkha Army Ex-Serviceman’s Organisation (GAESO) Krishna Kumar Rai, Coordinator of the Joint Struggle Committee Krishna Bahadur Rai, former Attorney General Dr Yubraj Sangraula urged the committee and government to take initiatives to ensure justice to the Ex-Gurkha British Armymen.