Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 27, Jun 2016 11:57 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
2016 ELECTION RESULT
 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
Dalai Lama, Lady Gaga talk compassion with US mayors
CTA, KUNPHEN vows to fight drug abuse among Tibetans
Tibetan exiles observe UN Day in Support of Torture Victims
Authorities detain 5 Tibetans at Qinghai Lake on unknown charges
Lady Gaga to join Dalai Lama at mayors' meet
Assault on Tibetans at Qinghai Lake injures 8
Protests prompt temporary halt to mining activities in Chuchen County
US, EU criticize China’s repressive measures at UN Human Rights Council
Dalai Lama recieves ‘The President’s Medal’ at University of Utah
CTA forms committee to reform electoral process
 Latest Photo News
President Barack Obama greets His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the entrance of the Map Room of the White House on June 15, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The head of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje addresses devotees including Tibetans in Paris during his first visit to the city. Attended by over 2000 Tibetans from different parts of France, the Karmapa addressed on the importance of preserving Tibetan language and Tibetan Buddhist tradition. June 05, 2016. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves McLeod Ganj for Japan, May 6, 2016 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Breaking: Tibet burns with another fiery protest, Toll climbs to 105
Phayul[Sunday, February 24, 2013 23:21]
Chinese police encircle local Tibetans marking the Tibetan new year Losar in Kumbum eastern Tibet.
Chinese police encircle local Tibetans marking the Tibetan new year Losar in Kumbum eastern Tibet.
DHARAMSHALA, February 24: Reports are coming in of yet another self-immolation in Tibet today in protest against China’s rule.

Phagmo Dhondup, a Tibetan man aged in his 20s, set himself on fire in the ancient Jhakhyung Monastery in Palung region of Tshoshar, eastern Tibet.

According to Sonam, a Tibetan living in Swiss, Phagmo Dhondup carried out his protest within the monastery premises at around 8 pm (local time).

“The monks at the Monastery have rushed Phagmo Dhondup to a nearby hospital where he is currently undergoing treatment,” Sonam told Phayul.

“At the Monastery, monks are holding a prayer service for Phagmo Dhondup.”

No additional information on his condition as well as his fiery protest is available at the time of filing this report.

Local Chinese authorities immediately stepped up security following the self-immolation and dispatched a large contingent of security personnel at Monastery, the same source said.

Phagmo Dhondup is a native of Tsaphuk town of Palung region.

He is survived by father Shawo and a sibling.

Since 2009, as many as 105 known Tibetans living under China’s rule have set themselves on fire demanding freedom and the return of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Nine self-immolations have already taken place inside Tibet since the beginning of the new year, in addition to Tibetan monk Drupchen Tsering's self-immolation protest in Kathmandu, Nepal on February 13.

The Chinese government has responded to the protests with a slew of measures resulting in a further clampdown on the fundamental rights and freedom of the Tibetan people.

Local officials have been given stern orders “to punish self-immolators and their families; even those who had offered condolences and prayers to the bereaved family members and relatives.”

China has criminalised the self-immolations and recently sentenced a Tibetan to death with a two year reprieve and several others to lengthy jail terms of up to 13 years on charges of “instigating” and “abetting” the protests.

In a statement released earlier this month, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, the elected head of the Tibetan people noted that the unprecedented self-immolations by an increasing number of Tibetans are the “ultimate acts of civil disobedience against China’s failed rule in Tibet.”

“Concrete steps that the leaders of the world need to take immediately are to send Ms Navi Pillay of UNHCR on a visit to Tibet and investigate the real causes of self immolations, and convene a meeting to discuss and address the crisis in Tibet,” Sikyong Sangay said.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
 Related Stories
Tibetan self-immolator Phagmo Dhondup dies
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Self-Immolations and Chinese Intellectuals By Ming Xia
Breaking: Tibet burns with another fiery protest, Toll climbs to 105
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 © 2004-2016 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement