KATHMANDU, Nepal- Different Tibetan independence groups held demonstrations against Nepal’s decision to cremate Karma Ngedon Gyatso (38), a monk, who self-immolated at the Boudha stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal on 6th August 2013.
Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Students for a Free Tibet, India & Regional Tibetan Women’s Association, jointly protest the Nepal government at Dharamshala in India, blaming that it secretly cremate the monk despite the formers’ ‘repeated pleas’.
“The government of Nepal has rejected the repeated pleas made by the Tibetan community in Kathmandu requesting the release of his body for the proper Buddhist cremation rituals,” news reports quoting the protestors said.
The case of monk Karma was the second of that type in Nepal this year. Earlier, Drupchen Tsering, a monk, set himself on fire on February 13.
The protestors have also blamed Nepal of pleasing China over basic norms of human rights.
“This is the second time that the Nepalese government has committed such a heinous and cowardly act. Denying Karma Ngedon Gyatso his final Buddhist cremation rites is utterly saddening and outrageous,” news report quote Jigdal, Program Director of Students for a Free Tibet, India as saying.