Breaking: Tibetan School Boy Burns Himself In India For Free Tibet

In a very shocking and heart aching report, a Tibetan school boy aged around 16 studying in 10th class has burned himself yesterday around 8:30 in the morning to protest for the cause of Tibet from India.

Dorjee Tsering, a student of Tibetan Homes School in Mussoorie resorted to self immolation and he has been taken to Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi while the body has reported of 95% burnt injury.

The incident  took place yesterday morning around 8:30 in the morning in Lakhanwala Tibetan settlement. He has doused his own body near a Old People’s Home where he went to visit his grand father along with his mother in the Dehradun District of Uttarakhand in India. Witnesses have told that Tsering has burned himself without anybody’s notice and he made a run with the slogan of ‘Free Tibet’ while his body was covered in full flame.

Dorjee Tsering at Safdarjung Hospital
Dorjee Tsering at Safdarjung Hospital

Dorjee Tsering is the youngest son of five children to Mr. Thupten and Mrs. Nyima Yangzom who belong to Manali in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. His friends and family explains that Tsering is a humble boy with strong ground and decisive to his convictions.

His mother explained that while he was being taken for medication flanked naked, Tsering has told her that he has done it for the cause of all Tibetans and requested her not to be mad over him.

According to his parents and friends, it is clear from the incident that he had been planning of this from long time. His parents recall him asking them whether they would be proud of him if he did something extraordinary for the whole Tibetan cause. They told that he has always been so concerned about the cause of Tibet and wanted to do something for the cause.

We at Tibetan Journal are emotionally moved and psychologically shocked of the incident. It is absolutely not imaginable that a 16 year old boy burn himself for the cause of his nation. We salute to his courage. With lots of prayers from Tibetan Journal family and audiences, may you get well again and rise back to grow into a stronger human being.

Yeshi Paljor

Editor at Tibetan Journal, Yeshi Paljor is a computer engineer by profession.

15 thoughts on “Breaking: Tibetan School Boy Burns Himself In India For Free Tibet

  • March 1, 2016 at 2:49 pm
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    If he carried FREE TIBET whilst burning why does the title of this article not include the word FREE ?

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    • March 1, 2016 at 2:53 pm
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      Thank you for the suggestion..

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  • March 1, 2016 at 4:18 pm
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    Though it’s not recommendable to carry out such a big act like self immolation. We really appreciate the kind of love Dorjee Tsering has shown towards his country. And more to our surprise is that a boy of his age has done something which we as adults would think a million times before doing it. Our prayers with the young n brave Tsering and his family. May you recover soon and see our country free one day. Free Tibet.

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  • March 1, 2016 at 5:31 pm
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    This is shocking news for all Tibetan fellas across globe. A 16 years old boy has burnt his body for the Tibet cause. My prayers are with him and his family. May god give his family an enough strength to bear all those pains. #Proudtobetibetan.

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  • March 1, 2016 at 6:23 pm
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    very breaking news to heard that our beloved youngest Powo did that for our Country. I Salute you and proud of you and please be more stronger for our Country.

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  • March 1, 2016 at 7:12 pm
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    I request tibet news to provide more detail with strong words so that audience will get attention… nd I really suggest to change the headline…

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    • March 2, 2016 at 1:40 am
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      OK your suggestion is a very concern… We will make sure of it

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  • March 1, 2016 at 8:36 pm
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    What that young man did was boyh brave and foolish!, it has made no difference to the Tibetan tragedy (taken forcefully from wonderful people of Tibet.But my heart bleeds for his courage and commitment.May he get well soon.

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  • March 1, 2016 at 9:21 pm
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    Please do not make martyr of those who take their own life lest other young people copycat. We need to see his reasons, rational and logic careful, to help prevent others into wasting their previous human life. The school and friends need consoling to help with the death not these media reports. My sympathy for the family and friends. Om Ma Ni Padme Hung!

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  • March 2, 2016 at 1:49 am
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    Tibetan people seriously need to stop praising about such activities for what ever cause. Imagine your own children burning for a country. That shit is worthless. Poor kid was brain washed by the community he grew up in since birth to perform such sad activity.

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  • March 2, 2016 at 2:52 am
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    Its pity to see such daring act contemplated from a boy of 16.i have no words to share except my biggest salute for this highest nature of patriotism.may god give him strength to bear the pain and the loss.

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  • March 2, 2016 at 4:32 am
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    With 95% burns, this young kid has a long ways to recovery even after coming out of critical condition. I cannot imagine the pain he and his family must be going through. His intentions are good and cause is genuine. Though self immolation act is not something we should be proud of but his courage is commendable. Let’s talk about what lies ahead for him and how we can help. At this point in time, he and his family needs our moral and financial support. You can can visit http://www.gofundme.com/ SaveDorje to make your contribution. Hope and pray that this kid recovers soon with no serious deficits.

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  • March 2, 2016 at 7:14 am
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    This is really sad..I myself want to see Tibet free but this is not the way to go about it. A boy of such a young age should be concentrating in his studies and building a life for himself so that he does something in life and become someone who can make a difference to the society.. Become someone big enough to do something for Tibet. This is not an act of courage or bravery. I urge everyone to not to do something like this , our religion forbids us from harming any living being so we should respect that and not harm others and above all ourselves. Buddhism is all about compassion, kindness, and love.

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  • March 7, 2016 at 7:48 pm
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    The more we praise or glorify such an act by a child, the more we encourage other children to take such erroneous steps. He was 16, for crying out loud! Had he lived longer his idealism may have served the Tibetan cause in far more constructive ways. I hope no more children go his way.

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  • March 12, 2016 at 2:39 pm
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    Lastly, victory to Tibet and May His Holiness the Dalai Lama live long for eons and eons, he says.

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