- Every one
- United Kingdom
The Gurkhas from Nepal have been serving the British Army for over 2 centuries. They swear allegiance to our Majesty the Queen when they join the Army.
Despite all this, they do not have Citizen Rights of the UK. After much fighting by the Respected Joanna Lumley, the Gurkhas managed to get settlement rights, but what did that achieve? Nothing. They do not have the access they should to pensions, to having their families with them and even their civil rights have a lot left to be desired.
The British Army took 12/13/14 year old and now that these men are in their 60's, 70's and 80's, they are living like paupers and beggars. Is that right? Is that fair?
I humbly request that you sign this petition and make any relevant comments for me to take to 10 Downing Street on the 24th April 2012 when we are holding a peace rally for the above. We will be outside 10 Downing Street from 12 noon on the day, please, come and join us. Thanks
We, the undersigned, agree that the Ex Army Gurkhas should be entitled to Citizenship of the UK and be entitled to the rights the Citizenship brings with it in the matter of an army pension and the right to be with their family irrespective of age.
The Justice for Gurkhas petition to Every one was written by Bobbie Wason and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.