Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 22, Dec 2014 06:47 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
Tibetan PM to speak at India Ideas Conclave in Goa
US Congress funds $ 3 Million for Tibetan exiles in India, Nepal
Tibetan exiles pray for latest self immolator
Tibetan college students complete course in Tibetan language, Buddhist studies
Breaking: Tibetan dies after setting self on fire
Exile Tibetan Parliamentarians call upon Indian lawmakers, revive All Party Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet
Tibetan youth beaten to death in Golog
Tibetan man sentenced for denouncing contoversial deity
Sad not meeting the Pope: Dalai Lama
Village leader killed in Driru, 107 nuns expelled in Phenbo
 Latest Photo News
View from the audience during the first day of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's three day teaching at the request of a group from Russia in New Delhi, India, December 17, 2014. OHHDL Photo: Tenzin Choejor
A Tibetan man carrying a placard at a protest in the backdrop of G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia. The campaign is carried out jointly by the Australian Tibet Council and Students for a Free Tibet. 15/11/14 Photo:SFT
A gigantic banner released by Tibet activists near the iconic Story Bridge in presence of mediapersons in Brisbane, Australia, where 20 world leaders will meet for G20 summit.  Nov. 14, 2014
more photos »
Advertisement
Breaking: Tibet burns on eve of crucial China meet
Phayul[Wednesday, November 07, 2012 19:05]
Charred body of Tibetan self-immolator Tamding Tso.
Charred body of Tibetan self-immolator Tamding Tso.
DHARAMSHALA, November 7: In confirmed reports coming out of Tibet, a Tibetan woman set herself on fire today in an apparent protest against China’s occupation, on the eve of the Chinese Communist Party’s 18th National Congress.

Tamding Tso, a 23-year-old mother of one, passed away in her self-immolation protest in Rebkong region of Amdo, eastern Tibet.

In unconfirmed reports, Phayul is hearing of two to three more self-immolation protests today in Rebkong and Ngaba regions of Tibet. As of now, Phayul cannot independently confirm these reports.

Sources have told Phayul that Tamding Tso of Dro Rongwo set herself on fire near the Ghe Mar thang (a ground) at around 5.30 pm today. She is survived by her six year-old son.

According to eyewitnesses, Tamding Tso shouted, “His Holiness the Dalai Lama must come to Tibet,” before setting herself on fire.

Following the self-immolation protest, monks of the Dowa Monastery carried her charred body to her home. At the filing of this report, over two thousands Tibetans are reportedly gathered in the region, raising slogans for the return of the Dalai Lama from exile and offering prayers.

64 known Tibetans have set themselves on fire since 2009 in Tibet, protesting China’s continued occupation and demanding freedom and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile.

Last week, Dorjee Lhundup, 25, father of a four-year-old son and two-year-old daughter, passed away in his self-immolation protest in Rebkong calling for freedom in Tibet and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile.

Thousands of Tibetans gathered to pay their last respects to Dorjee Lhundup later that day.

Speaking to reporters in Japan earlier this week, the Dalai Lama said that Xi Jinping, who is expected to take over the reins from Hu Jintao at the Party Congress beginning tomorrow, will have no choice but to embark on political reforms.

"Now Hu Jintao's era (is the) past, now Xi Jinping is coming as president. I think there's no alternative except some political change, so political reform. Economy reform (is) already there," reporters quoted the Dalai Lama as saying.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Ki Ki (omze)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Breaking: Three teenagers in triple self-immolation protest in Tibet
Tibetan parliament urges China to accept existence of Tibet issue
Breaking: Tibet burns on eve of crucial China meet
China arrests Tibetan monk, Situation continues to be tense in Wonpo
Senior EU official urges China’s new leaders to resume dialogue with the Dalai Lama
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 © 2004-2014 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement