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Gurkha veterans lose pension appeal

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 14, 2010


Gurkha veterans have lost the latest round of their legal battle with the Ministry of Defence over their Army pensions.

Gurkha veterans have lost the latest round of their pensions battle with the Ministry of Defence

A test case which would have affected about 25,000 veterans who retired before July 1, 1997 was dismissed at the High Court earlier this year.

The British Gurkha Welfare Society then took its case on to the Court of Appeal.

Veterans had asked three judges to rule that the Government is acting unlawfully in paying them a third of the income of veterans who retired after the cut-off date and who have parity with UK soldiers.

Their challenge was brought on human rights and discrimination laws.

But the judges, sitting in London, rejected their appeal on Wednesday.

Afterwards, the Gurkhas vowed to carry on with their fight.

 

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