GURKHAS: MOD IS RACIST Gurkas being one of their toughest battles tomorrow THE Gurkhas â who have won 6,500 decorations for bravery while fighting for Britain â begin one of their toughest battles tomorrow. They are taking on the Ministry of Defence, claiming its treatment of them has been racist. Four Nepalese soldiers are taking their case to an Employment Tribunal in London. And if they are successful their action could topple a ruling that has left thousands of the most vulnerable Gurkha veterans in abject poverty. The Gurkhasâ battle for equal Âpension rights suffered a setback when the Government ruled that citizenship rights and fairer pensions would apply only to currently-serving Gurkhas. This ruling leaves many of the most vulnerable Gurkhas trying to survive on just Â£23 a month or nothing, Âcampaigners have claimed. Tomorrow the four Gurkhas will argue that the fact that they received less in pay and perks than British troops is a case of racial discrimination. What a way of treating the finest fighting men in the world.This MoD should be bloody ashamed of itself.