གཟའ་ཕུར་བུ། ༢༠༢༣/༠༢/༠༩

Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala Holds Prayer Over Latest Self-Immolations

A paramilitary policeman crawls with his comrades in the sand during heat endurance training in Hefei, Anhui province, China. The temperature in Hefei reached 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 degrees Fahrenheit).
Central Tibetan Administration’s Department of Religion and Culture held public prayer session for late Tsewang Dorjee who is reported to have died after setting himself on fire on July 7.

Hundreds of Tibetans attended the prayer sessions presided by Kirti Rinpoche, the chief abbot of Kirti Monastery.

Tsering Wangchuk, head of Dharamsala's Department of Health paid respect to the deceased and offered condolences to the family members. He held China’s hardline policy responsible for the ongoing spate of Tibetan self-immolations.

More than 43 Tibetans have burned themselves in protest of Chinese repressive policies and have called for return of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to Tibet.