Drupchen Tsering (Druptse) | 竹泽

Drupchen Tsering (Druptse) | 竹泽

February 13: A Tibetan monk today set himself on fire today near the holy stupa of Boudhanath in the heart of Nepalese capital city Kathmandu.

In a photo received by Phayul, the monk could be seen engulfed in towering flames. No further information is available on the identity of the monk or his condition, although our sources in the region fear for the worst.

According to eyewitnesses, the monk was severely burned and was later rushed to a hospital.

[Update: March 15th] Nepali authorities have ignored repeated requests to return the body to the local Tibetan community for proper cremation rites and rituals. Buddhists consider the final ritual administered over a deceased person’s body as a sacred and inviolable right.

[Update: March 28th] According to International Tibet Network, Drupchen Tsering’s body was cremated by the Nepal authorities on Monday, March 25th, despite considerable efforts being made by the Tibetan community and local Nepali groups to obtain its release so that the proper funeral rites could be given.

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Drupchen Tsering (Druptse) | 竹泽 was the 106th(2thin Nepal) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

在加德满都自焚牺牲的25岁僧人竹泽,实际上是康色达(今四川省甘孜藏族自治州色达县)甲修寺的仁波切一位仁波切、朱古。 竹泽朱古於自焚前十三天即1月30日到加德满都的,住在西藏难民接待站,在难民接待站登记的名字是龙多丹增。竹泽朱古曾表示自己未能为藏民族做过一件有意义的事,一定会尽全力达成愿望。这应该是他的遗言。
竹泽朱古自焚牺牲后,作为有着宗教信仰传统的尼泊尔本应该了解死者所需要的宗教安慰,然而受到中国政府的压力,尼泊尔“毛派”政府扣留竹泽朱古的遗体,拒绝交与当地的图伯特流亡社区依照佛教传统来安排葬礼,期间,全球各地的藏人多次呼吁尼泊尔政府交出自焚者的遗体,但都无果。3月19日,尼泊尔《喜马拉雅时报》报道一位政府官员的言论:“由于没有任何人在指定期限内前来认领遗体,我们打算宣布这具遗体为无人认领,将埋葬遗体或将遗体提供给医学院。”
【更新】3月26日,尼泊尔政府以“无人认领”为理由,在加德满都帕舒帕蒂地区阿里亚加特(Aryaghat)火葬场,将竹泽朱古的遗体轻率火化,连骨灰都被清洗处理。

遗言:

“祈愿尊者达赖喇嘛永久住世。” “西藏独立。”

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