The Christian Science Monitor has picked up the story of the shootings on Nangpa La and posted an article that gives the story a much more personal spin. They tell the tale of Kelsang Namtso and Dolmna Palkyi, two Tibetan teenagers, both striving to become Buddist nuns. They decided to save their money, and attempt the dangerous trek into Nepal in order to meet the Dalai Lama himself, but along the way they would be ambushed by Chinese military, fired upon without warning, and one of them would end up dead.
I’ve been posting about these for several weeks now, and slowly the facts of the story have managed to leak out. But this story is the most personal of all that I’ve seen so far. It gives you a sense of who these people were, and why they were attempting to cross the border into Nepal. It really hits home more than anything else I’ve read so far.
Thanks to Everest News for bringing this to my attention.
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