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12 october 2012 001Dharamshala: On 10 Oct., The Central Tibetan Administration organised a prayer service at the main temple, to mourn and express solidarity with all those Tibetans who have self-immolated for the cause of Tibet, including Sangye Gyatso.

 

Sangay Gyatso, 27, a father of two children, set himself on fire in Tsoe, Kanlho, in north-eastern Tibet, on 6 October.

He shouted slogans demanding the swift return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and freedom of religion and language in Tibet. Gyatso died on the spot. Dokar Gelug Monastery, where the incident took place, is currently under the occupation of Chinese security forces.

According to the CTA official report, thousands of Tibetans, including the entire officials of the CTA, attended today's prayer service, organised by the Department of Religion and Culture.

According to CTA official reports, since 2009, 54 Tibetans have self-immolated in Tibet while demanding freedom for Tibetans and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet.

On Friday, 5 October, CTA also organised an official prayer service at the main temple in Dharamsala, to mourn and express solidarity with all those Tibetans who have recently self-immolated for the cause of Tibet, including Gudup, Yungdrung and Jamyang Palden.

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