A NEW advocacy group based in Hounslow has vowed to campaign for the rights of Gurkhas.
Enough is Enough - based at Westpoint indoor market, in Bath Road, Hounslow West - was set up by Amina Nazier and former councillor Bobbie Wason to fight for the rights of people across the country.
The charity's first battle is to secure justice for the estimated 6,000 ex-Army Gurkha soldiers living in the UK, which it says have been unfairly treated by the Government.
Leaders of the organisation claim many Gurkhas - a large proportion of whom have settled in Hounslow and surrounding areas - have been denied the right to full pensions and housing support.
Speaking at the charity's launch last Friday (March 2), Lord Nazir Ahmed said: "I'm delighted to be here to support our Gurkhas. I've always been a supporter of the Gurkha community because their lives are just as important as those of white, indigenous soldiers in the British Army."
Enough is Enough claims many Gurkhas, who recently won the right to remain in the UK, were made redundant in the 60s before they could complete the 10 years' service required for an Army pension.
However, the Ministry of Defence has previously pointed out that British nationals completing the same length of service at the time would not have received a pension either.
As well as supporting Gurkhas, Enough is Enough has promised to provide advice on issues ranging from domestic violence to housing and welfare benefits.
You can call the charity on 020 8572 235 or email email@example.com for more details about the services it provides.