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Exile community holds prayer for self-immolators

Exile Tibetans community in Dharamsala attended a prayer held on Thursday evening to express solidarity with the Tibetan self-immolators and political prisoners suffering continued repression in Tibet.

punjab Updated: Dec 19, 2014 19:25 IST
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Exile Tibetans community in Dharamsala attended a prayer held on Thursday evening to express solidarity with the Tibetan self-immolators and political prisoners suffering continued repression in Tibet.


The prayer, organised by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), was presided over by Ven Ngawang Tashi, a former spiritual teacher of Namgyal monastery.

Prayers were offered for Sangye Khar, a 34-year-old Tibetan who died after setting himself on fire in Amchok town, Sangchu country in Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture on December16. Officiating Sikyong (Tibetan PM-in-exile), Tsering Dhondup, expressed deep condolences to those, who have died in the self immolation protests that have taken place inside Tibet.

“Despite repeated appeals by the CTA not to resort to drastic actions like self-immolation, at least 133 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in protest against the repressive policies of the Chinese government since 2009,” said Dhondup, adding that of the total 114 died, while the status or the physical condition of the rest remained unknown or critical.

Besides, Dhondup said there were hundreds of Tibetan political prisoners, who were suffering untold brutalities in China's prisons.

Dharamsala: Exile Tibetans community in Dharamsala attended a prayer held on Thursday evening to express solidarity with the Tibetan self-immolators and political prisoners suffering continued repression in Tibet.
The prayer, organised by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), was presided over by Ven Ngawang Tashi, a former spiritual teacher of Namgyal monastery.

Prayers were offered for Sangye Khar, a 34-year-old Tibetan who died after setting himself on fire in Amchok town, Sangchu country in Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture on December16. Officiating Sikyong (Tibetan PM-in-exile), Tsering Dhondup, expressed deep condolences to those, who have died in the self immolation protests that have taken place inside Tibet.

First Published: Dec 19, 2014 19:24 IST

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