Kalsang Kyab | 格桑杰

Kalsang Kyab | 格桑杰

On Tuesday, November 27, Kalsang Kyab, 24, set himself ablaze in front of a Chinese government office in Kangtsa town, raising slogans for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Kyabje Kirti Rinpoche, the exiled head of Kirti Monastery. He passed away at the site of his protest.

The Dharamshala based Kirit Monastery in a late night release said Kalsang Kyab carried out his protest at around 6:30 pm (local time).

“Kalsang Kyab doused his body with kerosene as he walked towards the local government office building, raising slogans,” Kirit Monastery said citing sources in the region. “Upon reaching the office building, he then set himself ablaze and continued to raise slogans.”

Kalsang Kyab | 格桑杰 was the 92th(89thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

格桑杰,安多左格(今四川省阿坝藏族自治州若尔盖县)降扎乡牧民,24岁。
2012年11月27日下午6点半,格桑杰在降扎乡政府前自焚,呼喊“祈愿达赖喇嘛永久住世!”、“祈愿格德仁波切永久住世!”当场牺牲。
僧俗民众将他的遗体抬回他家中,当地甲盖寺与占巴寺僧众为他举行了超度祈福法会。大批军警到达降扎乡,实施严厉的管制措施。
他是降扎乡苟绕村人,自小以放牧为生,没有上过学校。父亲名叫绰加,母亲名叫阿曲,他是家中六个子女中的老三,性格内向温和,曾向部分人提过要自焚,但没人特别在意。

遗言:

“永别了,世上恩惠无量的父母和兄弟姐妹们,我要为雪域西藏的福祉利益用火点燃生命,祈愿达赖喇嘛丹增嘉措永久住世,希望雪域西藏的幸福之日尽早到来。”

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