British Gurkhas lose pension fight!

British Gurkha veterans have lost the latest round of their legal battle in London with the Ministry of Defence over their British army pensions. They are currently fighting to seek equal pension payments for soldiers who retired before a July 1, 1997 cut-off date, when the Gurkha headquarters was moved from Hong Kong to Britain. These soldiers receive a third of the pension that Gurkha veterans who retired after the 1997 date receive, which is on a par with their British colleagues. The decision will affect some 25,000 veterans. The case had been dismissed at the High Court earlier this year, but the British Gurkha Welfare Society then took it to the Court of Appeal where they have lost again.