Two Tibetan monks in their early twenties have reportedly set themselves on fire in protest against China`s religious and political oppression.
Chinese government-backed Panchen Lama has asked Tibetan Buddhist monks to interpret religious doctrines "correctly" to promote national unity.
Free gyms in monasteries are a part of China`s new initiatives to end the unrest among them.
China is doling out subsistence
allowances to the Buddhist clergy in the restive Tibetan
A Chinese state run daily
said any defence of suicide is distortion of doctrines of
The two plotted, instigated and assisted in the
self-immolation of 16-year-old Rigzin Phuntsog.
They are being charged for intentional homicide charges
stemming from another monk`s self-immolation.
The fate of over 300 Tibetan monks are unknown since they were allegedly arrested in April.
The monks from Kirti monastery were taken into custody on April 21 on trucks.
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August 30, 2014
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