Kunchok Pelgye
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Name: Kunchok Pelgye
Age: 24
Date/place of protest: 8 December 2012, Dzoege
Current status: Deceased


24-year old monk Kunchok Pelgye set himself on fire outside the main assembly hall of the Taktsang Lhamo Kirti monastery in Dzoege.

Kirti monks in exile told International Campaign for Tibet: “As he self-immolated, monks present gathered around him in shock and began to recite a prayer that is usually said in Kirti Rinpoche’s honor. His remains were carried back to his room in the monastery, and the hundreds of monks present continued to chant prayers dedicated to him.”