27 March 2012
The Central Tibetan Administration is deeply concerned over the tragic incident involving the self-immolation of Jampel Yeshi, a 27-year-old Tibetan in Delhi on 26 March 2012. We offer our heartfelt prayers for him and his family members.
The CTA would like to reiterate that as Buddhists, life is precious. In the long-term interest of the Tibetan cause, we urge Tibetans to focus on secular and monastic education to provide the necessary human resources and the capability to strengthen and sustain our movement. We once again remind Tibetans to refrain from drastic actions.
While Tibetans inside Tibet live under the repressive system imposed by the Chinese government, with no space for conventional means of protest such as demonstrations, hunger strikes, etc. Tibetans living in the free world have freedom and space for conventional means of protests which should be utilised to the fullest.
Therefore, the Central Tibetan Administration reiterates its appeal to all Tibetans and Tibet supporters to express their solidarity through activities which are peaceful, legal and dignified.
We urge everyone to remain calm in light of the latest emotionally-charged circumstances.
Tashi, Secretary for Information
Lobsang Choedak, Press Officer
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