Kunchok Sonam | 贡确索南

Kunchok Sonam | 贡确索南

Kunchok Sonam, an 18-year-old monk of the Zoege Monastery, set himself on fire at around 8:40 am (local time) protesting China’s occupation of Tibet. He passed away at the site of his protest.

Konchok Sonam is the son of Sonam Palden and Lentrug.

With today’s self-immolation, a total of 120 Tibetans living under China’s rule have now set themselves on fire demanding freedom and the return of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Zoege has witnessed a number of self-immolations in the past. On April 24 this year, two Tibetan monks Lobsang Dawa, 20 and Kunchok Woeser, 22 of the Taktsang Lhamo Kirti Monastery in Zoege set themselves on fire today protesting China’s continued occupation of Tibet. Both of them passed away at the site of the protest.

Kunchok Sonam | 贡确索南 was the 124th(120thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

贡确索南:安多左格(今四川省阿坝藏族羌族自治州若尔盖县)唐克乡索仓寺(又称索格藏寺)僧人,18岁。
2013年7月20日上午8点半左右,贡确索南在寺院佛殿前点火自焚,当场牺牲。他自焚时,正值寺院早课结束,众多僧人目睹燃烧的他双手合十,念诵祈祷尊者达赖喇嘛的祈请文等,随后倒下身亡。
僧人们将贡确索南的遗体抬进大殿,举行超度祈福法会。军警试图抢走遗体,被僧人们以及闻讯赶来的信众抵制,僧俗藏人们表示已将贡确索南进行了水葬。
当局从若尔盖县境内立即调遣很多军警到索仓寺。
贡确索南出生于若尔盖县唐克乡索藏村的牧民家庭,父亲名叫索南班丹,母亲名叫兰楚。尚不知其他家人情况。

遗言:

在中共的高压统治下生活,才是极为痛苦的根源。

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