Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 27, May 2016 11:39 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
Degrading moral values, unity causes of concern: Dalai Lama at Tibetan PM's swearing in
Two Ngaba monks arrested on unknown charges
Tibet Human rights hyped up issue by the West: Chinese state media
4 schools get 100% passing in Class XII results, no claimant for Sikyong scholarship
Dharamshala Tibetans vote in the preliminary elections for 'dedhoen'
US court punishes Shugden supporter for assaulting senior citizen
NDPT holds 7th National Convention meeting
34th Kalachakra to be held from 3 - 13 Jan, 2017
Two earthquakes hit southern Tibet
“Stability Maintenance” campaign increased detention and prosecutions in Tibet: HRW
 Latest Photo News
Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves McLeod Ganj for Japan, May 6, 2016 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
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
more photos »
Advertisement
CTA holds prayer service for Tibetan self-immolators
Phayul[Thursday, March 21, 2013 17:11]
Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay speaking at the prayer service held in honour of Kunchok Wangmo and Lobsang Thokmey at the Tsug-la Khang in Dharamshala on March 20, 2013.
Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay speaking at the prayer service held in honour of Kunchok Wangmo and Lobsang Thokmey at the Tsug-la Khang in Dharamshala on March 20, 2013.
DHARAMSHALA, March 20: Hundreds of Tibetans, including Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, Speaker Penpa Tsering, Kalons or cabinet ministers and members of the the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile attended a special prayer service today at Tsug-la Khang, the main temple in Dharamshala.

“Since the wave of self-immolation began in Tibet, the Chinese government has always called the Tibetan self-immolators as drunkard or mentally ill and it has continued the same but now, it has been clear that none of the claims made by Chinese government were proved right even after their repeated attempts to disgrace the self-immolators,” the Tibetan prime minister said while addressing the people gathered for the prayer.

The service was held in honour of the two recent self-immolators Kunchok Wangmo and Lobsang Thokmey who set themselves on fire in protest against China’s occupation of their homeland.

Kunchok Wangmo, in her 30s, set herself on fire at around midnight on March 13 in the Dzoge region of Ngaba, Northeastern Tibet. She died in the protest.

On March 16, Lobsang Thokmey, 28, a monk at the Kirti Monastety set himself on fire at around 2:40 pm (local time.

Monks and people gathered at the scene of the protest and took Thokmey to the local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The deepening crisis in Tibet has witnessed large scale anti-China protests and a series of self-immolations that has now seen 109 Tibetans set themselves on fire since 2009. The self-immolators have demanded freedom for Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama from exile. Ninety-one of them have died.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Protest against China's smear campaign
Dalai Lama leaves Dharamshala for Northeast India Tour
Karmapa to Grace Khampa Gar Tsechu Festival
CTA holds prayer service for Tibetan self-immolators
Advertisement
Advertisement
Tibet Fest 7
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