Stop recruiting Nepalese citizens in the foreign army: GAESO chairman Gurung

GAESO chairman Padam Bahadur talks to media persons in Pokhara on Monday. Picture:

Pokhara–Gurkha Army Ex-Servicemen’s Organization (GAESO) chairman Padam Bahadur Gurung urged the Nepal government to end the recruitment of Nepali citizens as a member of foreign military organizations. Addressing a press meet in Pokhara Monday, chairman Gurung accused the government of protecting such recruitment which is according to him a crime.

‘Nepali citizens can’t be recruited in 2nd nation’s troops to fight against our third neighbor,’ Chairman Gurung said. According to Gurung, such recruitment is a kind of human trafficking.

Chairman Gurung also urged the government to remove British camps in Nepal. Gurung further claimed that running such camps in Nepal was against the nationality, national sovereignty, constitution, and non-aligned foreign policy of Nepal.

‘Is it Nepal or British policy to recruit Nepalese citizens in the Indian army to fight against China or Pakistan?’ he questioned the Nepal government. According to chairman Gurung, such recruitment is a kind of human trafficking. He said that the GAESO would fight against 200 years of slavery, injustice, betrayal, and human trafficking allegedly carried out by the British government.

He also accused the Nepal government of hijacking the Gurkha Monument project running in Salmedanda of Nepal’s Syangja district to leave the project stranded. He termed the long-awaited tripartite talks for equal pension and benefits for retired Gurkha soldiers that ended inconclusively in London last November meaningless. GAESO central committee member Dharma Bahadur Gurung thanked all the journalists presented in the press meet.

Published on: February 13, 2023 4:33 pm

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