Tibetan exiles concern over monks’ suicide bid

September 26th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Dharamsala, Sep 26 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration based in this Himachal Pradesh town Monday expressed concern over two monks setting themselves afire in Tibet and said the incident showed the “grim situation” in the region.

It asked Chinese authorities to intervene to address grievances of the local Tibetans.

The monks, belonging to the Kirti monastery in northeastern Tibet, are Lobsang Kelsang and Lobsang Kunchok.

They were later rescued.

The former is a relative of monk Phuntsok, who set himself afire March 16 in the Kirti monastery complex to protest the repression of the widespread peaceful protests across Tibet in 2008.

“The recent series of self-immolation in Tibet attest to the desperation of the Tibetan people arising from the grim current situation in which they live. The CTA calls upon the Chinese authorities to immediately address the grievances of the Tibetan people and resolve the issue of Tibet peacefully,” the statement added.

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