Dharamsala: Madhue Gonpo, a Tibetan monk from Kanze County, recounts his experience leading a charged political demonstration in March of 2008. He was one of the chief instigators of the uprising in Kanze County, eastern Tibet - a peaceful march which, tainted by Chinese military gunfire, turned into a scene of carnage.
"My name is Madhu Gonpo. I was born in 1968, son of Gelu and Lobsang Tso in Kadhok Village of the Se-ngo Township in Karze County, eastern Tibet. When I was 19 years old I married Dolma Lhatso in Madhu Village and we had one son and two daughters: Nyima Dakpa, Tsewang Dolma and Tenzin Dolkar. They are currently completing their studies in Karze County, eastern Tibet. I am a businessman and as a Buddhist, I take refuge in the three jewels: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. I am servant of the Buddhist religion, and am active in politics and social work.