Tim I Gurung
Tim I Gurung is a novelist, ex-Gurkha, author of an acclaimed Gurkha book and lives in Hong Kong
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Some argue the policy could be an economic boost for Nepal and a victory for equality. Others ask whether young Nepalis – whatever their gender – should be fighting other countries’ battles.
Despite being renowned their bravery and impeccable soldiery, the Gurkhas have been mistreated and taken for granted by both British and Nepalese governments.
If the British can treat the Gurkhas – their loyal friends of over 200 years – with cruelty and apathy, how do you think they will treat Hongkongers, asks Tim I Gurung?