tibet-post-header
Tibet: News Tibet Father of Two Self-Immolates in North-Eastern Tibet

Father of Two Self-Immolates in North-Eastern Tibet

E-mail Print

tibet-amdho-2012Dharamshala: - Latest reports have emerged on November 4th 2012 of a self-immolation in the Amdo region of North-Eastern Tibet. Sources state that 25 year old Lhundup Dorjee; a male farmer from the Rebkong district (Amdo) set himself ablaze in the early hours of Sunday morning.

It has emerged that as onlookers gathered around Dorjee; who appears to have died at the scene, Chinese security forces attempted to force their way towards the body in an effort to remove his remains from the site.

In return, Tibetans at the scene are reported to have resisted, and taken the young man's body to nearby Rongwo Monastery (Rebkong).

Upon arrival at the monastery, according to a press release from the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress and Tibetan Women's Association of Dharamshala, India, prayers were conducted by ‘thousands of monks and lay-people'.

It has emerged that Lhundup; who was a native of Rebkong in Amdo, was the father of two young daughters; aged just 4 and 2 years old. He is also survived by his wife; Yangmo Tso; aged 26.

The self-immolation of Lhundup Dorjee highlights the latest act of fiery protest which Tibetans are using to reflect the extreme measures and pressures those in the region are facing under Chinese rule.

The fact that 25 year old Dorjee is succeeded by such a young family suggests the levels of sacrifice Tibetans are willing to make to express their protest and discontent. Amid a shifting government in Beijing, pressure is mounting for a solution to the deteriorating situation.

A photo received from inside Tibet pn the same day shows a large number of local Tibetans gather around the man’s burned body wrapped in traditional scarves in front of a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Over 63 Tibetans- including monks, nuns, students and lay people - have set themselves on fire in Tibet since 2009 and most of them have repotedly died.

Chinese security forces have swamped streets and roads in and around the county, placing heavy restrictions on the movement of the local Tibetans. Communications, including
internet and mobile have also been reportedly cut off, according to sources inside Tibet.




Share this article to your favorite Social media websites
Reddit! Del.icio.us! Mixx! Free and Open Source Software News Google! Live! Facebook! StumbleUpon! TwitThis Joomla Free PHP
Last Updated ( Monday, 05 November 2012 03:13 )  


......


Speaker lauds His Holiness' efforts to build Tibetan Democracy

Speaker lauds His Holiness' efforts to build Tibetan Democracy

Dharamshala — On the occasion of Tibet's...

Sikyong of Tibet: World is taking note of Tibetan democracy in exile

Sikyong of Tibet: World is taking note of Tibetan democracy in exile

Dharamshala — Our resolve for democracy ...

SFT: Xi is responsible for the jail death of prominent Tibetan monk

SFT: Xi is responsible for the jail death of prominent Tibetan monk

New York — Students for a Free Tibet (SF...

Tibetan minister's trip yields steps to initiate Rehabilitation Policy

Tibetan minister's trip yields steps to initiate Rehabilitation Policy

Bangalore – Home Kalon Dolma Gyari concl...

Tibetan and supporters held vigil in Berlin for Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

Tibetan and supporters held vigil in Berlin for Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

Berlin, August 28, 2015. On the occasion...

Telo Tulku Rinpoche addresses Int'l Buddhist seminar in Moscow

Telo Tulku Rinpoche addresses Int'l Buddhist seminar in Moscow

Moscow — As the honorary representative ...

Miss Tenzin Yangzom represents Tibet at Manappuram Miss Asia

Miss Tenzin Yangzom represents Tibet at Manappuram Miss Asia

Dharamshala — Miss Tibet 2014, Tenzin Ya...

Tibet is the only one to quench Asia’s thirst for water: Sikyong

Tibet is the only one to quench Asia’s thirst for water: Sikyong

New Delhi — Addressing a conference in N...

AdvertisementLIONS_ROAR_SIDEBAR_AD_READY_MERGED.jpg
Advertisementrsf-logo-2

Online Translation

English Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Croatian Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician Georgian German Greek Haitian Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swahili Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Urdu Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish
 Advertisement
Tibetan-Medicare-System-ads