December, 19 2020 : New York. Bhupu Singapore Gurkha paramilitaries living in the US have said that they have been subjected to various humanitarian discriminations since 1949, including non-increase in pensions. They have warned to fight for the end of discrimination.
Despite the recent outbreak of the corona virus, they have recently issued a warning in a small gathering in Jackson Heights, New York. “The Bhupu Singapore Gurkha Pension Association has failed,” said Bhupu Singapore Gurkha Ramesh Chandra Rai. “Even after years, they have not yielded any results.
“He said that the problem would be aggravated by chanting slogans in Kathmandu. “First of all, our demand had to reach the Singapore government. The Gurkha Major had to understand all the Singaporeans and convey that demand to the Ministry of Defense of Singapore, ‘he said.
The Bhupu Singaporean Gurkhas claimed that no Gurkha Major had conveyed their demands to the Singapore government. “Our demand is not a big deal for the Singapore government,” he said.
Bhupu said that the Gurkhas have been threatening to eat the pension when the Gurkhas of Singapore make legitimate demands including these. Another Bhupu Singaporean Gorkha Subash Moktan said that no one can eat the pension he got after serving for at least 15 years. “If you can, show me your pension,” Rai challenged.
Moktan said that since Gurkha Major is the head of the entire Gurkha, he should take the legitimate demands of Bhupu Gurkha to the Singapore government. Bhupu Indian Gurkha Tej Bahadur Rai said that the pension of Indian Gurkha will be for three generations. “Indian Gurkhas get their pensions from their husbands and wives until they get married,” he said.
Suman Thamsuhang, a social activist who is also a Bhupu Gurkha and has also worked for the United Nations, said the Singapore Gurkhas were being treated unfairly. “As far as the situation is concerned, the children are born in Singapore, study and grow up there, but after the father retires, they all have to leave Singapore and return to Nepal,” he said. Some go into depression. This is a humanitarian issue. ”
He said the fight for the rights of the Singaporean Gurkhas was justified and would go to the international court to win. Bhupu Gorkha Rai said that he would lead the rights movement if the Pension Association did not give results soon. ‘How long do GM sabs stay in the wire fence? One day they have to come out, ‘he said,’ don’t think that they will shout and nothing will happen. Anything can happen. ‘