" data-title="Yonden Lhatoo" data-html="true" data-template=" What is happening to Hong Kong’s Nepali youth?I’m getting asked that a lot after the Sunday morning gang fight in Yau Ma Tei which ended with police opening fire and wounding two young Nepali men.is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia.Nepal is divided into 7 states and 75 districts and 744 local units including 4 metropolises, 13 sub-metropolises, 246 municipal councils and 481 villages.Neither does it border Bhutan due to the Indian state of Sikkim being located in between.Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth.
The Hindu tradition is common to all castes in the region.
I was stunned by footage of the incident that was posted online – not because of the shocking violence per se, but the fact that I was witnessing something so lawless and outrageous in a peaceful neighbourhood in Hong Kong.
I’m used to it back at my old stomping grounds in South Asia, but not here in one of the safest cities in the world.
But today, Gorkha soldiers mostly belong to the Gurung, Chhetri, Magar, Rai, Limbu, Sunuwar, Madhesis and Tharus. There are Gurkha military units in the Nepalese, British and the Indian army enlisted in Nepal, United Kingdom and India.
Although they meet many of the requirements of Article 47 Gurkhas are closely associated with the khukuri, a forward-curving Nepalese knife, and have a well known reputation for fearless military prowess.