Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Thu 05, May 2016 04:40 AM (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
US bipartisan report shows suppressed religious freedom in Tibet
Activist group demands Shokjang's release on world press freedom day
Dalai Lama graces symposium with youth peace leaders from war torn nations
Two monks released after ten days' detention in Palyul
Stitching a dream: An interview with a Tibetan designer on work, passion and life.
Solo protester arrested in Tibet's Ngaba
Tibet Watch publishes report on role of monasteries in Tibetan resistance
First batch of Geshema aspirants sit for final exams
After Uygur leader, Chinese dissidents denied Indian visa to attend democracy event
Survey shows 75 percent foreign media still denied entry into "TAR"
 Latest Photo News
Lawmakers from the Czech conservative opposition TOP 09 and former foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg (left) hang Tibetan national flags from the windows of the Chamber of Deputies to oppose Chinese President Xi Jingping's maiden visit to Czech Republic, March 29, 2016 Photo: ČTK Burian Michal
An elderly Tibetan prays before casting her ballot for the Tibetan elections 2016, Tsuglakhang, March 20, 2016. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Monks participate in the Tsetor rituals of the Tibetan Losar, at the Tsuglakhang temple on the first day of the Tibetan Fire Monkey Year 2143. Theckchen Choeling, Feb. 9, 2016. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Breaking: Monk torches self in Ngaba, Toll rises to 107
Phayul[Tuesday, February 26, 2013 16:16]
DHARAMSHALA, February 26: In confirmed reports coming out of Tibet, a monk set himself on fire yesterday in Ngaba region of eastern Tibet in protest against China’s continued occupation of Tibet.

Sangdag, a monk of the Dhiphu Monastery, set himself ablaze on a main road in Ngaba district at around 10 am (local time).

According to the exile base of Kirti Monastery in Dharamshala, Sangdag’s present condition is unknown.

“Soon after Sangdag carried out his fiery protest, Chinese security personnel arrived at the scene and doused the flames on his body,” Kirti Monastery said in a release today. “He was taken a hospital in Ngaba but shortly after that the Chinese police bundled him away to another place.”

The release added that details of Sangdag’s self-immolation protest and his current condition and whereabouts are not available.

The Dhiphu Gon Gelek Terzoe Ling Monastery, founded by Dhiphu Choeje, currently has around 500 monks.

Also yesterday, another Tibetan, Tsezung Kyab, 27, passed away in his self-immolation protest in front of the Shitsang Monastery in Luchu region of eastern Tibet. The large number of Tibetans who were taking part in religious rituals at the Monastery surrounded Tsezung Kyab’s body and rescued it from falling into the hands of Chinese security personnel.

Since 2009, as many as 107 known Tibetans living under China’s rule have self-immolated demanding the return of Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile and freedom in Tibet.

11 Tibetans have self-immolated since the beginning of this year with eight of those fiery protests occurring in February.

Last month, the Tibet Policy Institute, a think tank affiliated with the exile Tibetan administration in a white paper on the crisis in Tibet noted that the self-immolations were a "stark judgment of Chinese rule in Tibet."

The report titled, Why Tibet is Burning? said China’s policies of political repression, cultural assimilation, social discrimination, environment destruction, economic marginalisation were the principle reasons for Tibet’s fiery protests.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Sikyong urges Canada to send Religious Freedom Ambassador to Tibet
Breaking: Monk torches self in Ngaba, Toll rises to 107
Tibetan nomads in Ladakh call out for help, Thousands of livestock perish
BBC condemns jamming of its broadcasts, Points finger at China
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Tibet Fest 7
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