Gurkha veteran Gyanraj Raj and actress Joanna Lumley
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Joanna Lumley celebrates end of Gurkha hunger strike

A Gurkha veteran has ended a 14-day hunger strike over what campaigners say is the government's refusal to give them equal pension rights.

Actress Joanna Lumley, a long-time campaigner for Gurkha rights, was there to celebrate with Gyanraj Raj.

Describing it as "a wonderful day", she said the British prime minister had personally promised it would be a full and open inquiry into all Gurkha grievances.

  • 21 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK
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