Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 22, Feb 2019 12:39 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
7th Tibetan Conference on Education to discuss dwindling number of Tibetan students
US sanctions 17 million USD for Tibetans in 2019
China refuses to list JeM head Masood Azhar in UN terrorist list, days after Pulwama attack
Banned 1954 documentary on Tibet resurfaces after more than sixty years
Tibetan culture, religion and identity revitalized in exile: Dalai Lama
TYC announces 'Chalo Delhi' to mark the 60 years of resistance
Women should take more active role in promoting human values, says Dalai Lama
ITFA leads tribute to the victims of Pulwama terror attack
UN experts ask China to explain crackdown on anti mining protesters
US Senators reintroduce bill to counter China’s political influence in US, worldwide
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives at Theckchen Choeling temple on the second day of his teachings, McLeod Ganj, Feb. 20, 2019 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives to begin his four day teaching on the request of a Taiwanese group, Tsuglakhang courtyard, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, October . 3, 2018. OHHDL Photo/Ven. Tenzin Jamphel
more photos »
Advertisement
Palden Choetso’s self-immolation video surfaces in exile
Phayul[Monday, November 21, 2011 12:06]
A file photo of Palden Choetso who passed away after setting herself on fire, protesting China's continued occupation of Tibet, in Tawu, Kham, eastern Tibet on November 3, 2011.
A file photo of Palden Choetso who passed away after setting herself on fire, protesting China's continued occupation of Tibet, in Tawu, Kham, eastern Tibet on November 3, 2011.
DHARAMSHALA, November 21: Powerful new footages of Tibetan nun Palden Choetso’s self-immolation on November 3 in Tawu, eastern Tibet and protests by thousands of Tibetans following her death have been smuggled out of Tibet.

One of the clips shows Palden Choetso, the 35-year-old nun from Geden Choeling Nunnery in Tawu, standing upright near a busy street with her entire body engulfed in flames. In the short clip (viewer discretion is advised), Palden Choetso is seen standing still without showing any signs of physical pain as Tibetans at the background can be heard offering prayers to the Dalai Lama.

A woman dressed in chuba (Tibetan tradition dress) walks up to Palden Choetso’s burning body and throws a khatak (Tibetan white scarf).

In a press statement at the release of the footages, Tenzin Dorjee, Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet said that Tibetans everywhere are passing through an “extremely difficult time.”

"This footage shows not only the desperation but also the determination of Tibetans to fight for their freedom at any cost,” Dorjee said.

Another clip shows a group of nuns leading a protest following Palden Choetso’s self-immolation. In their cries of pain and agony, the nuns could be heard calling Tibet’s freedom.

In another clip, thousands of Tibetans are seen carrying out a candle light vigil early in the morning of Palden Choetso’s funeral on November 6. The Tibetans carrying candles could be seen waiting in long lines to offer their last respects to Palden Choetso.

In the release, Tawu Lobsang Jinpa, a former political prisoner from Tawu who escaped to India last February noted that the crackdown in Tawu continues with surveillance cameras monitoring every movement of the monks.

"Her ultimate act of nonviolent protest galvanised the entire community to openly and publicly offer their respects and solidarity in spite of China’s military clampdown in the region," said Jinpa.

Since March this year, 11 Tibetans have set themselves ablaze protesting China’s occupation of Tibet and demanding the return of the Dalai Lama from exile.

In the release, Tenzin Jigdal, Program Director of SFT, India urged world leaders to “respond to the crisis” in Tibet with multilateral pressure on the Chinese government.

“The Tibetans in these videos have risked everything to have their voices heard. Their actions must be a wakeup call that China’s repression will only stop if the world intervenes now,” said Jigdal.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Most powerful and most courageous! (Tseta)
Stupa or memorial wall for Palden Choetso and others (tibzee)
Your names (vox_pop_75)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Palden Choetso’s self-immolation video surfaces in exile
Tibetan student wins Rhodes Scholarship
TIPA concludes World Heritage Musical Concert
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement