Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Wed 02, Sep 2015 07:53 AM (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
Tibet never a part of China but Middle Way still a viable solution, says CTA
‘Game Changers’ conference by TED concludes
34th Kalachakra postponed to 2017
Whereabouts of arrested Rebkong monk still unknown, family worried
DIFF 2015 to screen film on Tibet self immolations
49th day post-death prayer for Trulku, vigil for latest self immolator
Dharamshala beats Shimla to become first ‘Smart City’ in the state
Tibetan woman dies of self immolation in Sangchu County
IFJ criticizes China over media censorship
Maiden Tibet film festival to open in Singapore
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama joins Swami Guru Sharanand-ji Maharaj (to his right) and members of Karshni Ashram for lunch in Trimbakeshwar, Maharashtra, India, August 31, 2015. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
Exile Tibetan PM Lobsang Sangay hoists the Indian tricolor as members of the Kashag, senior officials of the Central Tibetan Administration participate in an official function to mark the 69th Independence Day of India, Kashag Secretariat, Aug. 15, Phayul Photo
Tibetan residents of Dekyiling Tibetan Settlement, Uttrakhand, stand near a long queue of water containers as the settlement is gripped by acute water shortage this monsoon, August 5, 2015. Photo:FB Page/Dekyiling Shichak (not official page)
more photos »
Advertisement
Self-immolation death toll rises to 24 in Tibet, Chimey Palden declared dead
Phayul[Monday, April 02, 2012 13:28]
Chimey Palden, 21, seen here in an undated photo. (Photo/Kirti Monastery)
Chimey Palden, 21, seen here in an undated photo. (Photo/Kirti Monastery)
DHARAMSHALA, April 2: The death toll in the ongoing wave of self-immolations is rising, as one of the two Tibetan monks who set themselves on fire on March 30 in eastern Tibet, has been declared dead.

According the exile base of Kirti Monastery in Dharamshala, monk Chimey Palden, 21, was declared dead the same day of his self-immolation while the other monk Tenpa Darjey, 22, is “not expected to survive.”

The two monks of the Tsodun monastery in Barkham, set themselves on fire in an apparent protest against China’s continued occupation of Tibet on Friday, at around the same time when the body of exile Tibetan self-immolater, Jamphel Yeshi was being cremated with full state honour in the exile Tibetan headquarters of Dharamshala.

The Tsodun monks had self-immolated in Barkham, the seat of the Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture government and Barkham county government. They were taken by Chinese security personnel to a nearby prefecture hospital and held under strict security.

Information on Chimey Palden’s death came out when a group of over 100 local Tibetans gathered at the hospital the same night, appealing for the two monks to be handed back or the locals be allowed to see the two monks.

“Instead of listening to them, the security forces indiscriminately arrested and beat members of the crowd, many people were injured, and people arrested at the entrance of the hospital were taken into detention,” Kanyag Tsering, a Kirti monk in Dharamshala said.

Tenpa Darjey, 22, seen here in a file photo. (Photo/Kirti monastery)
Tenpa Darjey, 22, seen here in a file photo. (Photo/Kirti monastery)
With the crowd continuing to persist with their demands of meeting the monks, it was later revealed at around midnight that Chimey Palden had passed away.

His body was cremated immediately and at 5 am (local time) on March 31, and some of his ashes were handed over to Tsodun monastery, Kanyag added.

Following the twin self-immolations, the situation in the Barkham region has been described “tense” with large numbers of armed police and special police enforcing a blockade on a bridge leading the Tsodun monastery.

“When serious danger of a confrontation between police and locals developed, the head of the monastery management committee and others intervened and called for both sides to respect each other’s positions so that no incident occurred,” Kanyag said.

“The public were persuaded to stop shouting in protest, and the armed police to
withdraw from the bridge, and for a while, order was restored, but tension remains, and apparently could become critical if the authorities actually enforce a blockade of the monastery and arrest monks.”

According the Dharamshala based Central Tibetan Administration, 33 Tibetans in Tibet have torched themselves since 2009, demanding the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile and freedom in Tibet.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Lies, Damned Lies, and Chinese Propaganda
Self-immolation death toll rises to 24 in Tibet, Chimey Palden declared dead
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