tibet-post-header
Tibet: News Tibet Two More Tibetans Self-Immolate in Barkham, Eastern Tibet

Two More Tibetans Self-Immolate in Barkham, Eastern Tibet

E-mail Print
31march2012-001Dharamshala: - Reports coming out of Tibet say two more Tibetans have set themselves on fire in protest against the Chinese government’s repressive policies in Tibet.

The two Tibetans – Tenpa Dargey, 22, and Chimey Palden, 21, monks from the Tsodun Kirti monastery in Gyalrong – set themselves outside the prefectural government offices in Barkham on 30 March. Both Tenpa Dargey and Chimey Palden are from Kholachang village in Tsodun town, Barkham.

Both the monks had been taken to a government hospital immediately following the incident. Monks from Tsodun monastery rushed towards Barkham to take the two monks into their custody. But they were stopped 32 km from the monastery, at a place called Dzeto, by armed police and special police forces, who sent them back to the monastery. Their present condition remains unknown.

The Chinese government has imposed security blockade around the prefectural government headquarters by deploying a large number of special armed police.

Tenpa Dargey studied philosphy at Kirti monastery in Ngaba from 2003-2009. While studying in Tsodun monastery, he was regarded as one of the best students in the logical debate class. He was the youngest of four brothers and sisters.

Chimey Palden joined Kirti monastery as a philosophy student in 2009, but stayed only for a few months. During a visit to Lhasa in 2010, he was arbitrarily detained by public security bureau for keeping His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s photo, the Tibetan national flag and a nationalist song in his mobile phone.

The Tsodun Kirti monastery is located 82 km from Barkham town. The formal name of the monastery is Ganden Tashi Choeling. The monastery has currently at least 300 monks. It is one of the largest Gelugpa monasteries in Gyalrong.

Since 2009, 34 Tibetans have set themselves on fire calling for freedom and His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s return to his homeland. 23 of these self-immolators have died, and others are either critically injured or remain unaccounted for. (Read Fact Sheet)

Reiterating the US government’s deep concern over the tense situation in Tibet, State Department Spokeperson Victoria Nuland on Wednesday said: “We remain deeply concerned about the tensions and the human rights violations in the Tibetan areas.”

“China’s own continuing vilification of the Dalai Lama and repeated accusations with regard to the Dalai Lama and saying that he’s directly involved adds to the Tibetan grievances and just makes the situation worse. So we continue to call on China to respect the human rights of Tibetans and to allow journalists in, et cetera,” Nuland said.
Share
Last Updated ( Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:47 )  


......


Middle Way Approach is a win-win proposition: Tibetan PM says

Middle Way Approach is a win-win proposition: Tibetan PM says

Dharamshala — Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay ...

Tibetan NGOs condemn China appointed Panchen's Kalachakra in Tibet

Tibetan NGOs condemn China appointed Panchen's Kalachakra in Tibet

Dharamshala — The members of Tibetan NGO...

Karmapa graces ceremony of birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava

Karmapa graces ceremony of birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava

Dharamshala, July 18, 2016 — His Eminenc...

Tibetan Youth Congress condemns fake Panchen Lama's Kalachakra

Tibetan Youth Congress condemns fake Panchen Lama's Kalachakra

Dharamshala — The Tibetan Youth Congress...

Tibetan leadeers congratulate new Arunachal CM Pema Khandu

Tibetan leadeers congratulate new Arunachal CM Pema Khandu

Dharamshala — His Holiness the Dalai Lam...

The situation continues to be grave in Tibet, Sikyong says

The situation continues to be grave in Tibet, Sikyong says

Dharamshala — Describing the situation c...

Tibet spiritual leader sends message of condolence to French President

Tibet spiritual leader sends message of condolence to French President

Dharamshala — The spiritual leader of Ti...

Happiness depends on the state of our minds: Tibet Spiritual leader

Happiness depends on the state of our minds: Tibet Spiritual leader

Dharamshala — In tackling negative emoti...