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British Gurkha veterans protest against law preventing them from receiving UK Armed Forces pension

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Hundreds of people protest in Whitehall, London, calling on equal pension rights for British Gurkha veterans.

Veterans began a hunger strike on July 21 against a British law that doesn't allow veterans who retired before 1997 to claim a UK Armed Forces pension.

Gurkhas who retired in the period between the end of the Second World War and 1994, are excluded from the army pension.

Historically, Gurkhas have served the British Crown since 1815.

The protest was organised by the British Gurkha Satyagraha United Struggle Committee (BGSU).

The clip was filmed today (July 31).

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