Gurkha justice court case: can you help find key evidence?

Peter Carroll is asking for help:

Gurkha Justice campaigner Peter Carroll has issued an urgent plea for evidence to back up the legal team representing the Gurkhas in the current High Court hearing on the lawfulness of the 1997 ‘cut off’ date for citizenship. The case received huge coverage earlier this week when Joanna Lumley and others gave their backing to the cause.

The Gurkha’s legal team urgently (by end of Wednesday 24th September) need to find an example case of a soldier recruited directly to the British Army from a Commonwealth country to disprove statements being made by the Home Office.

Peter Carroll says:

“We need to find a person who joined the British Army between 1962 and 1997 who was a citizen of a Commonwealth Country and joined the Army directly from his own country – that is, they had not entered and settled in the UK before applying to join the Army.

“The reasons behind this requirement are complex. However, our legal team say that the finding of even one such instance would fundamentally improve the chance of victory in this case.”

If you can help, visit Peter’s site for details of how to get in touch.

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  • Brian Stapley 30th Sep '08 - 4:34pm

    The fact that the GURKAH Solder was, and is, one of the finest, and most loyal of our serving forces members should be more than enough to give them, and their families the right to live in this country. We let the flotsam and jetsam of the world into this country under the pretext of asylum, and then, in some cases they attck the system that is helping them.I hope that the home office will pay the GURKHA’s, phone,water, electric and heating bills, as they do with asylum seekers, for the first five years.

  • Clive George 30th Sep '08 - 4:43pm

    I would rather have a Gurkha soldier and his family as my neighbour anyday. other than any of the unworthy scrounging parasites that this country attracts.
    Typical example of how the so called leaders of this country treat veterans. Now give them the same pension rights!!

  • clive underwood 30th Sep '08 - 4:50pm

    most of the people (including the prime minister) will not remember just what the gurkhas did for us during the last great war and indeed almost every conflict the brits have been involved with.They more than anyone deserve to stay.Its there country to. Let them stay.

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