Dharamshala: - Emerging reports coming out of Tibet say another Tibetan man has self-immolated in in restive Ngaba region in northeastern Tibet on Thursday, February 13, in protest against Chinese repressive policies and rule in Tibet.
The 25-year-old man, identified as Lobsang Dorjee, set himself ablaze on fire near Kirti monastery Tuesday evening, Ngaba County, North-eastern Tibet (in Chinese: Aba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in China's Sichuan Province) protesting China's failed policies and repressive rule in Tibet.
He reportedly raised slogans protesting against the failed policies of the Chinese government in Tibet.
"Dorjee burned himself on Wednesday evening, at approximately 6.20 pm locally and Chinese authorities deployed massive security forces immediately, although his condition remain unknown," Kanyak Tsering, a Tibetan monk from India based Kirti Monastery told The Tibet Post International (TPI News) after the incident occurred.
Dorjee was a former monk of Kirti monastery in his childhood. He was working at a car wash shop in Golog County earlier. He had recently returned to Ngaba County to look after his family's cattle herd.
According to sources, his burns were reportedly so severe that there is little hope of survival. The latest incident hapened in Ngaba County, where 35 of the self-immolations have taken place since 2009.
Sources also said that 'the Chinese authorities blocked all means of communication with the area following the incident, making it difficult to get more information on the situation inside the County.'
The burning protest by Dorjee brought to 126, the verified number of self-immolations since the wave of burnings began in 2009 in protest against Chinese repressive rule and of them 107 were reportedly passed-away from their severe burn injuries.
The Tibetan self-immolators called for freedom for Tibetan people and the return of Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet.
The Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamshala, Indian has repeatedly urged Tibetans in Tibet to refrain from resorting to drastic actions such as self-immolation. The Beijing officials however subsequently accused exile Tibetans of inciting the self-immolation protests.