Tibetans condemn Nepal's secret cremation of Nyedon

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    Tibetans condemn Nepal's secret cremation of Nyedon

    September 24: Tibetans exiles today protested against Nepal government’s secret cremation of Karma Nyedon Gyatso, a differently abled monk who set himself on fire near Boudhanath stupa in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on August 6.

    The protestors put up an empty white cloth and a clay pot at the protest site to represent the Nepalese government’s failure to release the body of Gyatso and return his ashes to the Tibetan community.

    The protest action was jointly organized by Dharamshala regional chapters of Tibetan Women’s Association, Tibetan Youth Congress and Students for a Free Tibet, India.

    The organizers also offered prayers and butter lamp to mark the 49th day of his demise.

    “Nepal cannot forget the civilizational relations with Tibet coming under the Chinese government's political pressure today. Our gratitude for asylum cannot condone Nepal's ongoing repression of Tibetan refugees living there” said Tenzin Tsundue of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress.

    Earlier in March, the Nepalese authorities secretly cremated Drupchen Tsering despite repeated appeals from Tibetans and their supporters to release his body.

    “This is the second time that the Nepalese government has committed such a heinous and cowardly act. Denying Karma Nyedon Gyatso his final Buddhist cremation rites is utterly saddening and outrageous,” said Tenzin Jigdal, Program Director of Students for a Free Tibet, India. “Nepal still has an opportunity to show the world that it respects human rights and religious freedom thereby upholding its moral and principal values. The Nepalese government should stop kowtowing to China.”

    Although no official confirmation was made on Gyatso's secret cremation Radio Free Asia earlier reported that Gyatso was secretly cremated on September 2 at Pyre No. 5 at Pashupatinath Aryaghat crematorium in Kathmandu.

    In 2010, Nepal disrupted Tibetan elections by confiscating ballot boxes containing thousands of ballots just an hour before the polls were due to be closed.

    Nepal, which is home to some 20,000 Tibetans, has accommodated Tibetan exiles for decades, but has come under increasing pressure from China, a major donor for the impoverished country, to crack down on the political protests.

    Tibetans condemn Nepal's secret cremation of Nyedon - www.phayul.com

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    One wonders why the Nepal Govt has to secretly cremate the differently abled Tibetan monk.

    It appears that Nepal has scant regards for human rights when it comes to its relations with China.

    Nepal is a surrogate of China?
     
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    I'm sorry. There is just something funny about protesting the cremation of somebody who had set himself on fire.

    Am I a bad person? :notsure:
     
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    The issue is not about the protest or immolation.

    It is about cremation of the charred body under Buddhist rites by his near and dear ones.

    Even when a criminal is hung, his immediate family is allowed to cremate or bury his body with full religious rites.

    The Govt does not secretly cremate such bodies.

    And anyway, the Tibetans in Nepal are not in such numbers as in India to create a law and order situation.

    Why then is the fear?

    But, yes, China would have been angered!
     
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    And it Nepal finds the Tibetan an embarrassment which can sour relations with China, throw them out!

    Nepal is carrying out the idiom of having their cake and eat it too@

    If they throw them out, the international community will be up in arms and funds will dry out and yet at the same time kowtow to China!
     
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    What cake? Did international community give any significant aid to Nepal govt as the price of the accommodation of Tibetans?
     
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    Ray thinks India and the US suffice for the international community.
     
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    No it means all except China, which thinks that they alone are always right and moral!
     
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    Who got anyway any aid to accommodate Tibetans.

    People are not that cash crazy like you all.

    There is something called humanism that prompts peoples and countries to bring succour to the deprived!
     
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    All except China? Where's your source that all nations except China prefer Tibetan separatists to operate out of Nepal?
     
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    How many Nations came out in China's favour during the Tibetan revolt crushing?

    What do the Nations feel about China's Human Rights record. What do Human Rights in China, Amnesty International state?

    What does the Al Jazeera have to say about your Laogais?

    Do you think trampling Uighur Muslims religious right indicate China is a shining example of human rights and equality?

    The same is being said by a Muslim site


    You call them {the Tibetan refugees) separatists and you are entitled to say so, for reasons best known to you, but they came as refugees and they get no help to foment problems in Tibet,be it in Nepal, India or anywhere in the world they are residing as refugees.
     
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