Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 21, May 2018 06:40 PM (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
Tibetan man arrested for Dalai Lama books and Video CD
Uphold Tibetan dignity wherever you go, Dalai Lama to Tibetan national football squad
Former NA Representative approaches Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission
Tibetan doctor honored with Alumni Achievement award at Stony Brook
Tibetan political prisoner released after ten years
TWA General Body Meeting concludes, new executives elected
Black marketing of Potala entrance ticket busted, 15 Chinese arrested
30 Tibetans detained for mining protest, one missing
'Children must be treated with love', Dalai Lama tells Tibetan women
Dalai Lama congratulates Mahathir Mohamad on becoming Malaysian PM
 Latest Photo News
Players and staff of the Tibetan national football team listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a special audience. The team will participate in the CONIFA world cup in London, May 18, 2018 Photo:OHHDL
Devotees attend the Avalokiteshvara Six-Syllable empowerment (joluk chenresig yege drukmey jenang) at the Main Tibetan Temple, May 16, 2018 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Former Indian captain and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar having a light moment with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Sachin called on His Holiness at the latter's residence here. May 3, 2018/OHHDL Photo/Tenzin Choejor
more photos »
Advertisement
CTA holds prayer service for self-immolator Koenpe
[Wednesday, December 27, 2017 19:39]
By Tenzin Monlam

Tibetan President Dr. Lobsang Sangay during the prayer service for Koenpe, latest Tibetan self-immolator, at Tsuglagkhang on December 27, 2017. Phayul photo
Tibetan President Dr. Lobsang Sangay during the prayer service for Koenpe, latest Tibetan self-immolator, at Tsuglagkhang on December 27, 2017. Phayul photo
DHARAMSHALA, December 27: Tibetan Central Administration (CTA) today organized a prayer service to mourn and pay respect to the latest self-immolator, Koenpe from Ngaba County, at Tsuglagkhang attended by CTA dignitaries, staff members, and general public.

Thupten Chomphel, former Tantric Master of Namgyal Monastery, led the prayer service where President of CTA (Sikyong) Dr. Lobsang Sangay urged Tibetans to pray for all the self-immolators and political prisoners. “I urge you to pray for Koenpe and his family. Along with him, I urge you to pray for all those 150 Tibetans who have self-immolated and all the former political prisoners and those who are still incarcerated in Tibet,” said the Tibetan President.

A video circulating on social media sites showed Koenpe engulfed in flames moving through the infamous ‘martyr’s lane’ in the restive Ngaba town where many Tibetans have self immolated since 2009. The video was most likely taken from inside a vehicle with a mobile phone. The incident was reported to have taken place around 6:30 pm local time on December 23.

He reportedly passed away a day later on December 24 following his fiery act against the Chinese rule in Tibet.

Soon after the incident, Chinese police arrived at the scene and took away the Tibetan youth, sources said. The police drove him to Barkham County where he died around 5 am on December 24. Koenpe's family was summoned to Barkham to collect his remains. However, his father was arrested by the police who said they had to incur a few thousand Yuan for his son's treatment.

His parents, father Gyakyap and mother Thindok, along with his two brothers and three sisters, live in Cha village of Chuleb Gongma. Koenpe lived in division 2 of Meruma township as he was married to Rawangtsang family's Kalsang Lhamo of Meruma Township.

“Despite repeated appeals from the CTA, at least 151 Tibetans have set themselves on fire inside Tibet since 2009. The Chinese government should realize that the cause as well as the solution to this wave of fiery protests lie with the Chinese government itself,” Sikyong Sangay said.

A month earlier, Tengha reportedly self immolated in Kardze County in eastern Tibet’s Kham region on November 26. The elderly monk died immediately after setting himself ablaze against Chinese rule in Tibet.

Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Dhondup Wangchen escapes from Tibet, reunited with family in US
Suspected Chinese spy caught by Indian military in Manipur
CTA holds prayer service for self-immolator Koenpe
‘Subversion’ is an honorable label under a dictatorship: Jailed Chinese blogger
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 © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement