Most people working in various organizations enjoy a leave of a round 3-6 months that mostly comes at least once a year. Other organization distributes the leave period across the year so that their employees will enjoy an off-work period. By doing so, they increase the performance of the workers as well as motivate them thus elevating productivity.
A leave is vital to every person who works in an intense work for it helps them to be refreshed and relaxed. Additionally, it also creates an opportunity for people to spend time with their friends and family. But this was not the case with the Gurkhas. They used to get leave once in a period of 3 years which is far much unfair. Furthermore, the leave used to be for the period of 6 months only.
Gurkhas were not paid for their leave; this means that they had to go for 6 months without their salaries. The leave period mostly was a hustle for them and their families. Most of them were depended on for shelter, food and bill payments which were hardly accomplished due to insufficient funds during their leave. Some opted to have work as casual laborers to get money to sustain them in that period.
The Gurkhas remained separated from their families for a long period of time. This greatly affected their wives and children emotionally. The pain of being separated from their families for a period of 3 years is almost unbearable, bearing in mind that the chances of re-union were very low because the Gurkhas could get killed in the war. However, this was not the case with their counterparts British soldiers who got leaves and time to meet their loved ones.
Finally, the Gurkhas deserves compensation for the un-paid leave. The compensation should not only be for them but also for their family members who suffered loneliness, struggle and pain of losing their loved ones.