Dhondup | 顿珠

Dhondup | 顿珠

On Monday, October 22, 2012: In less than 48 hours of the self immolation of Lhamo Kyab on Saturday in Sangchu county, another Tibetan man from the same county has set himself on fire earlier today in an apparent protest against China’s continued occupation of Tibet.

Sonam, a monk of Drepung Monastery in South India, said Dhondup, 61, of Hor Khagya (spelled as pronounced) set himself ablaze at 9:47 am (local time) on the main road near Labrang Monastery in Sangchu County, Eastern Tibet. He became the oldest Tibetan from Tibet to end his life due to self-immolation.

Dhondup | 顿珠 was the 63th(60thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

顿珠,安多拉卜让(今甘肃省甘南藏族自治州夏河县)牧民,修行者,61岁。
2012年10月22日上午9点左右,顿珠在夏河县拉卜楞寺大殿前自焚,呼喊“让尊者达赖喇嘛返回西藏”,当场牺牲。军警到场企图抢走遗体,但被拉卜楞寺的僧人阻止,并将遗体抬到他家中,举办超度祈福法会,敬献哈达。当局强令其家人三天内将其遗体“处理”。这是在安多大寺拉卜楞寺发生的第一起自焚事件。
他是夏河县达麦乡乎尔卡加村人,多年前搬迁到拉卜楞寺附近的那巴村。他是一位修习密宗的在家信徒,进入拉卜楞寺外的一座密咒修供所阿巴扎仓已有15年。妻子名叫卓玛措,养子名叫仁增曲培。
在他自焚前一天,甘肃省甘南藏族自治州公安局发布藏汉文两种文字的通告,鼓励举报藏人自焚的“幕后黑手”及计划自焚者,表示要重金奖赏。此通告贴满了甘南州一市七县的城镇和乡村。

遗言:

“拉卜楞寺僧人和当地年轻藏人不要选择自焚,要留住生命,为民族未来事业作出努力和贡献。我和老一代人在1958年和1959年期间,曾遭受中共政府的迫害和折磨,因此,我和其他年事已高的老一代人才应该选择自焚。”

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