Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 25, Apr 2014 08:35 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
Chinese officials "bribed" to destroy Tibetan brick factories, beat up workers
Organizers of Tibetan language event forced to cancel contest
China arrests Tibetan monks for funding prayer for Dalai Lama
China asks India to exclude Arunachal youth from Indian delegation
Names for final election of Domed seat out, Lukar withdraws
Dalai Lama saddened by South Korea ferry disaster, offers prayers
Tibetan arrested for photographing self immolation protest
Exile Tibetans pray for Tibetan self immolators
Conference on CTA’s international efforts concludes
Abbot among five Tibetans arrested
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama inside a shop during a brief stopover for rest  on a roadtrip from Kyoto to Koyasan, Japan, where he delivered Buddhist teachings,  April 13, 2013/Photo/Office of Tibet, Japan
His Holiness the Dalai Lama responds as Ven. Suguri Kouzui, Dean of Shuchiin University, offers prostration before a talk at the university in Kyoto, Japan on April 10, 2014. Photo/Office of Tibet, Japan
Tibetans hold a candle light vigil after news of a self immolation protest by a Tibetan nun in Bathang County in Kham, Tibet, reached India. McLeod Ganj, March 30, 2014, Phayul Photo/Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Breaking: Monk in Ngaba becomes 100th to self-immolate under China’s rule
Phayul[Wednesday, February 13, 2013 21:41]
Kirti Monastery monk Lobsang Namgyal in an undated photo. He is the 100th known Tibetan to self-immolate under China's rule since 2009 demanding freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama.
Kirti Monastery monk Lobsang Namgyal in an undated photo. He is the 100th known Tibetan to self-immolate under China's rule since 2009 demanding freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama.
DHARAMSHALA, February 13: In confirmed reports, a Tibetan monk set himself on fire on February 3 in the Ngaba region of eastern Tibet protesting China’s continued occupation of Tibet.

Lobsang Namgyal, 37, a monk of the Kirti Monastery has become the 100th known Tibetan to self-immolate under China’s rule since the wave began in 2009.

Following immense security clampdown in the region, the news of Lobsang Namgyal’s fiery protest reached exile on February 13, a day being observed by Tibetan exiles all over the world as the 100th year of His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama’s Tibetan Proclamation of Independence.

According to the exile base of the Kirti Monastery in Dharamshala, Lobsang Namgyal set himself ablaze near the local police building in Zoege at around 6 am (local time). He passed away at the scene of his protest.

“Lobsang Namgyal, engulfed in flames, shouted slogans for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama as he ran towards the local police building,” Kirti Monastery said in a release citing sources in the region.

Lobsang Namgyal’s identity was confirmed after Chinese police found his identity card and a letter from inside a bag near the protest site. The contents of the letter are not yet known.

“Chinese security personnel bundled away his body from the site and carried out his cremation without informing his family members,” Kirti Monastery said. “Only his ashes were handed over.”

In September 2012, Lobsang Namgyal had all of a sudden gone missing for two weeks prompting frantic searches from his family members and friends. It was later found out that he was taken into custody by Chinese security personnel for unknown reasons.

Upon his return, local Chinese authorities made it difficult for him to continue his stay at the Monastery and was forced to live with his relatives in the nomadic pastures. However, Chinese officials followed his movements and continued to harass him, the release noted.

Before carrying out his self-immolation protest, Lobsang Namgyal reportedly came to the Kirti Monastery to offer prayers.

Currently, all movement of his relatives are being closely watched by the police and their phone calls are being monitored, the release added. His younger brother, monk Lobsang Sangay, was also detained for a few days following the protest.

Lobsang Namgyal is survived by his father Karkho and mother Kar Kyi and eight brothers and sisters.

Earlier today, a Tibetan monk in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu set himself on fire protesting China’s rule in Tibet. Clear details about the protest and the identity of the monk are still not available.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Breaking: Monk in Ngaba becomes 100th to self-immolate under China’s rule
Breaking: Tibetan monk self-immolates in Nepal
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