Sunday 19 February 2012

Another self-immolation days ahead of Losar

Phayul[Sunday, February 19, 2012 16:27]
By Tendar Tsering

DHARAMSHALA, February 19: Amidst the ongoing self-immolations, another teenaged Tibetan in Tibet set himself on fire and is reportedly dead.

The 18 year old teenaged Tibetan, Nangdrol set himself on fire today in the afternoon in Amdo Ngaba, the nerve centre of almost all the Tibetan self-immolations in the recent months.

"Nangdrol set himself on fire and died on the spot. Right now his body is with the Ngaba Dzomthum monastery," Tsayang Gyaltso, an exiled Tibetan told Phayul citing his contacts in Tibet.The monastery in the region took the charred body of Nangdrol and performed religious services.

"Nangdrol has also left his testament," Tsayang Gyaltso said.

The fiery wave of self-immolations that has gripped Tibet for the last 11 months has, off late, witnessed an alarming increase in the rate at which Tibetans are willing to torch their bodies.

Tibetans in exile fear that there will be more loss of Tibetan lives and bloodshed in the coming days coinciding with the Tibetan New Year which falls on 22nd February and on the Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising in March.

So far more than two dozen Tibetans in Tibet have torched their bodies and a dozen others died under the Chinese open fire calling for freedom in Tibet and return of the Dalai Lama from exile.

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