Paonta Sahib: Regional Tibetan Youth Congress and Women Association of Paonta Sahib took out candlelight vigil march with around 200 peoples inside of Tibetan Settlement Bhup-pur,Paonta Sahib ,Himachal Pradesh on 17th of march to solidarity the passing away of Phuntsok, the Tibetan monk of Ngaba Kirti monastery who set himself ablaze yesterday. Phuntsok breathed his last around 3AM (Beijing time) Thursday at a hospital. The hospital authorities refused to see Phuntsok without approval from the local Chinese authorities compelling the Tibetans to submit to the Chinese authorities in trying to save Phuntsok’s life.
fire.The monks inside the monastery conducted prayer service for the deceased.
The situation in the region has become extremely tense as the security forces lay siege to the monastery.