Niece of Late Tulku Tenzin Delek Says His Death Was Murder
At a press conference organized by the Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration, Nyima Lhamo, niece of the widely revered Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, said his death in a Chinese prison was actually a murder, and appealed to the international community for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death in accordance with Chinese and International law. She also called out for a detailed re-examination of the charges that led to his imprisonment.
Nyima Lhamo was greeted by Lhukar Jam, President of the Gu-Chu-Sum Movement Association, along with executive members and staff, on July 25th, a day after she reached Dharamsala after fleeing China. In a brief conversation between Nyima and Lhukar Jam, the president of Gu-Chu-Sum expressed his sadness at the failure to avert the death of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. He highlighted the efforts made by various international Tibet support groups and N.G.Os in support of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche from the time of his arrest under false charges until he passed away. Lhukar also lamented the loss of a Tibetan hero and abhorred the might of China in the international political arena.
On a lighter note, Lhukar rejoiced at the safe arrival of Nyima Lhamo in India. He endorsed the importance of her pursuing education and wished her health and happiness in her new environment. Nyima Lhamo thanked the Gu Chu Sum Movement Association for their considerate and warm greetings upon her arrival.
*(Photo 1 Credit:AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)