Gurkha hero can live in Britain
A former Gurkha who won the Victoria Cross has been given the right to live in the UK.
Tul Bahadur Pun, 84, wanted to move from Nepal for medical reasons but had been told he was unable to demonstrate strong enough British ties.
Immigration Minister Liam Byrne has now said his case is “exceptional” and he will be granted a visa due to a “heroic record in the service of Britain
However, Mr Byrne doesn’t seem to have said anything about Tul Bahadur Pun’s fellow Gurkhas; perhaps he considers them insufficiently heroic or not really to have done very much for Britain.
to immediately and retrospectively give all Gurkha servicemen and their immediate families past and present british citizenship
has by now apparently attracted over 12,000 signatures.