Backing for Gurkha campaign

He's just 13 years old but a remarkable schoolboy from Kent has begun a campaign to save a Gurkha veteran on hunger strike over pension rights.

Protesters support Gurkha hunger strike

Hundreds of protesters gathered at Westminster today in support of a Gurkha who's been on hunger-strike for 13 days. Gyanraj Rai is demanding that 25,000 Gurkha veterans are given the same pension rights as their British comrades.

Meanwhile, a teenage boy from Kent has launched a Government e-petition in support of the hunger striker. John Ryall reports.

Schoolboy tries to save Gurkha's life

He's just 13 years old but a remarkable schoolboy from Kent has begun a campaign to save a Gurkha veteran on hunger strike over pension rights. George Taylor has visited Gyanraj Rai near Downing Street - hoping to talk him out of his protest.

The former soldier wants the rules changed that prevent some Gurkhas receiving the same pensions as their British counterparts. It's part of a long-running campaign for equal rights. John Ryall has our exclusive report.

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