Dalai Lama holds fast in memory of Buddhist monks
The Dalai Lama on Wednesday led a day-long fast and prayers in memory of the Buddhist monks who had self-immolated to protest against Chinese rule in Tibet.Updated: Oct 19, 2011 20:31 IST
The Dalai Lama on Wednesday led a day-long fast and prayers in memory of the Buddhist monks who had self-immolated to protest against Chinese rule in Tibet.
The Tibetan spiritual leader along with Karmapa and Kirti Lama led an elaborate prayer service at Tsug-la Khang, the main temple in Dharamshala.
Exiled Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay and the entire staff of the Central Tibetan Administration were also present on the occasion.
"We pay homage to their courage and stand in solidarity with their indomitable spirit," Sangay said.
Sangay urged for an early resolution to the Tibetan issue through "peaceful means".
"We would like to appeal to the United Nations to send fact-finding delegations into Tibet. We would also like to request to allow free access to the media so that the international community could know the real situation there," he said.
First Published: Oct 19, 2011 20:30 IST