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Thursday, 11 December 2008

The Family of Colour Sergeant Dura

Thanks to  "The Real Machiavelli"  for alerting us to this story.

From the Kent News:
Campaigners are rallying to stop the widow and children of a Gurkha killed in action in Afghanistan from being deported.

Colour Sergeant Krishna Dura, of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, based at Shorncliffe Barracks, Folkestone, died last month in the Musa Qala district of Helmand.

The vehicle in which he was travelling was struck by a roadside bomb.

Now the soldier’s family face the threat of leaving the country which has become their home.

They live in Canterbury MP Julian Brazier’s constituency, and the Tory politician has given his backing for them to be allowed to stay in the UK.

He said: “I am appalled and outraged that anyone could think it fair or humane even to think of treating the family of a fallen hero this way.

“Krishna Dura, who has made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of his country, should be able to rest in the knowledge that that country will treat his dependants in a fair and honourable manner.  

“His wife has long been settled here and both his children were born here.  

“This is therefore their home and I urge the Government to treat their case with the compassion and humanity that it deserves. I have written to the Home Office minister myself, urging that they should be allowed to stay.”

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1 comment:

  1. Linked to you from Machiavelli.


    Well said - I've also posted Julian Brazier's site details on my blog and on Twitter.