Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sat 25, Apr 2015 06:00 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
Spain court rejects plea to reopen genocide cases against Chinese leaders, upholds dismissal of charges
Tutu and Dalai Lama celebrate latter's turning 80 with Tibetan children
Ethics in business important, Tibetan PM tells businessmen
China arrests Tibetan Writer in Ngaba
CTA to call for Panchen Lama's release on International Solidarity Day with Tibet
Federation of Tibetan Co-operatives in India completes 10 years
Desmond Tutu arrives in Dharamshala to talk about Joy with Dalai Lama
Father of seven dies in self immolation protest in Ngaba
SFT, USTC refute letter from Office of Tibet on March 10 incident
CTA calls Chinese White Paper "frenzied"
 Latest Photo News
Tibetans and supporters participate in a candle light vigil to pay respects to Dhumkar (Nekyab), 139th Tibetan to self immolate since 2009, Mcleod Ganj, April 17, 2015.Phayul Photo :Kunsang Gashon
Tibetans take part in a candlelight vigil in honor of a Tibetan nun named Yeshi Khando who self immolated on March 8, 2015 in Kardze County. TCV Day school, Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks to members of the media on his arrival at the airport in Tokyo, Japan on April 2, 2015. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL
more photos »
Advertisement
Fire rages on: Tibetan monk dies in fiery protest
[Thursday, March 29, 2012 02:11]
New Delhi, March 29: Even as news of Jamphel Yeshi's death began to spread around the world, another young Tibetan in the beleagured Ngaba region of Tibet passed away in a fiery protest on March 28.

The exile base of Kirti monastery in Dharamshala said that Sherab, a 20-year-old monk set himself on fire in the main street of Cha township raising protests against the Chinese government.

"At about 7.10 pm (local time) on March 28, Sherab, a 20 year old monk, set himself on fire in the main street of Cha township in Ngaba county, shouting protests against Chinese government repression," the release said. He died at the site of his protest.

Chinese security personnel present at the scene forcibly removed his body, ignoring pleas of local Tibetans who wanted it to be returned to his family.

"As soon as he died, local people were going to take his body away (for funeral), but armed police and other security forces arrived on the scene and forcibly removed the body, ignoring repeated pleas to hand it over to his family members," the release said.

Sherab had become a monk at the Ganden Tenpeling monastery in Raruwa at the age of nine and joined Kirti monastery for higher studies last October.

Sherab had returned to his home township from the Kirti monastery on March 26.

"Immediately after the incident took place, armed police imposed a security clampdown on the township," the release said.

Following the ongoing wave of self-immolations in Tibet and particularly in Ngaba, 300 Chinese government officials “of undisclosed position/rank” have been stationed at the Kirti monastery, and throughout Ngaba.

This is the second self-immolation in Cha Township, this month. On March 5, an 18-year-old named Dorjee also set himself on fire and died in the township, which is around 70 km from Ngaba Town.

31 Tibetans have set their bodies on fire in Tibet since 2009 demanding the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile and freedom in Tibet.

On March 26, Jamphel Yeshi, a 27-year-old Tibetan set his body on fire in front of hundreds of Tibetans gathered in New Delhi demanding international intervention in the ongoing crisis in Tibet and protesting Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit. Jamphel Yeshi passed away in the morning of March 28.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Where is Katri? (anjede)
Great sacrifice but great loss too! (Tseta)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Fire rages on: Tibetan monk dies in fiery protest
TYC President "banned entry" into India
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 © 2004-2015 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement