Tsewang Bhotia, a British citizen in Hong Kong whose father was a Gurkha officer, complained that the British government was discriminating against him in his British passport renewal. He has asked me to submit a bunch of documents and he found that unreasonable and humiliating. Photo: Dickson Lee

British citizen of Gurkha descent threatens legal action against British government for ‘state-sponsored discrimination’ against him as he applies to renew his passport

  • Hong Kong resident Tsewang Bhotia, 43, says he has been asked to submit 13 additional documents to get a new passport
  • Bhotia, son of a former officer in the British Army, says he may take a class action if there are sufficient numbers of other Gurkhas affected
Topic |   Ethnic minorities in Hong Kong

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Tsewang Bhotia, a British citizen in Hong Kong whose father was a Gurkha officer, complained that the British government was discriminating against him in his British passport renewal. He has asked me to submit a bunch of documents and he found that unreasonable and humiliating. Photo: Dickson Lee
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