Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sun 16, Jun 2019 04:50 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
Case No. 20 completes 'issue framing'
Dalai Lama attends event celebrating diversity in Muslim world
Global Tibetan Student Union announces maiden Tibetan Youth Icon award
Tibetan court rejects defendant’s adjournment plea in Case No. 20
Tibetan monk awarded ‘British Empire Medal’ for services to Buddhism in UK
Students face eviction at Yachen Gar
Standoff in Hong Kong continues as proposed extradition law faces mass protest
TYC urges dissociated chapters to rejoin, opens 17th General Body Meeting
DYSA Mundgod defends GCM Gold Cup Champions' title
Bhutan moves to decriminalize homosexuality
 Latest Photo News
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
More than a thousand Tibetans, Uyghurs and supporters protest in Paris to denounce China's repression in Tibet. Xi Jinping will be on an official visit to France from Monday. Under a canopy of flags with snow lions, protesters marched from the Trocadero Human Rights Square to the Peace Wall at the other end of the Champ de Mars. 25 March 2019. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
‘May the sun of happiness shine on Tibet,’ a self-immolator’s last words
Phayul[Thursday, November 29, 2012 19:29]
Kalsang Kyab, who passed away in his self-immolation protest on November 27, 2012 in an undated photo. (Photo/Kirti Monastery)
Kalsang Kyab, who passed away in his self-immolation protest on November 27, 2012 in an undated photo. (Photo/Kirti Monastery)
DHARAMSHALA, November 29: In a last testament left by Kalsang Kyab, who self-immolated in front of a Chinese government building in eastern Tibet, the 24-year-old has said that he is setting himself on fire “for the sake of Tibet.”

In the testament, received by the exile base of Kirti Monastery in Dharamshala, Kalsang Kyab further expresses his wish for the “sun of happiness” to shine on Tibet.

“Greetings to my dear brothers and sisters, and especially my parents, the kindest of all in this world. I am setting myself on fire for the sake of Tibet. The long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama must be assured. It is my wish that the sun of happiness may shine on the land of Tibet,” the testament reads.

Kalsang Kyab, 24, set himself ablaze in front of a Chinese government office in Kyangtsa town in Dzoege region of Ngaba, raising slogans for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Kyabje Kirti Rinpoche, the exiled head of Kirti Monastery on November 27. He passed away at the site of his protest.

Later that night, at around 10 pm, more than 40 monks from Taktsang Lhamo Kirti monastery came to the deceased’s home to perform prayers of dedication, according to Kirti Monastery.

Yesterday, over 1000 local people, mainly from the Goe Shoka area where Kalsang Kyab lived, came to pay their last respects and express solidarity with his bereaved family members.

Citing sources in the region, Kirti Monastery further said that around 200 Armed Police and Public Security officers were deployed in Goe Shoka and an Armed Police truck has been stationed on the mountaintop overlooking the village.

Internet services in the area have also been suspended following the self-immolation, a tactic regularly employed by Chinese authorities to curb the flow of information.

From left to right: Dorjee Kyab, 16, Samdup, 16, and Dorjee, 15. (Photo/Kirti Monastery)
From left to right: Dorjee Kyab, 16, Samdup, 16, and Dorjee, 15. (Photo/Kirti Monastery)
Kirti Monastery also released pictures of the three monks, Dorjee, 15, Samdup, 16, and Dorjee Kyab, 16 of the Ngoshul Monastery in Ngaba, who set themselves on fire in front of a local Chinese police station on November 7.

Dorjee, 15, passed away at the site of the protest, while the condition and whereabouts of the two other monks remain unknown after they were taken away by Chinese security personnel.

89 Tibetans inside Tibet have set themselves on fire demanding freedom and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile since the wave of fiery protests began in 2009. The recent alarming escalation in the self-immolation protests has now witnessed 27 Tibetans set themselves on fire in the month of November alone.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Mindrolling Monastery holds prayer service for Tibetan self-immolators
Breaking: Tibetan man burns self to death, Toll climbs to 89
Breaking: Young Tibetan burns self to death, Mass prayer service for self-immolators in eastern Tibet
Kyabje Ling Rinpoche ‘out of danger,’ says Tibetan MP
‘May the sun of happiness shine on Tibet,’ a self-immolator’s last words
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