Tibetan Man Cuts Own Throat In Protest Against China

A Tibetan man cuts own throat in protest against China in the capital of Tibet, Lhasa on last Friday according to reports. A Tibetan man who called out a solo protest against Chinese invasion of Tibet near Jhokhang Temple in Lhasa slit his own throat in the morning on Friday but the police immediately cleared out the scene and left no any traces of the incident.

“A Tibetan man slit his throat with a knife after calling for Tibetan freedom near Jhokhang temple, Tibet’s most sacred pilgrimage centre at the busy Bharkor area frequented by Tibetans and Buddhist from around the world in the traditional Tibetan capital city, Lhasa. ” said the report according to GuChuSum, a movement association of Tibet.

While there has not been any further details of the incident available, but the report said the area had been cleared out without any traces of the incident by the very afternoon.

“According to the report, the man is assumed to be dead. However, no further detail about the incident is available at the time as the ever present Chinese policemen rushed to the spot and wrapped the scene of the incident with sheets of large blue cloth making it further impossible for bystanders to witness the following affair.” added the report.

Despite extreme repression especially in the Tibet Autonomous region, this is the second kind of such incident revolting against the Chinese authorities in that particular are of Tibet. In 2012, two Tibetans believed to be monks according to RFA set themselves on fire to protest against Chinese authority in Lhasa Barkhor.

More than 150 Tibetans have self immolated since 2008 to protest against China inside Tibet, however, this is first of its kind that a Tibetan have resorted to such a manner to protest against China. With the rise of Tibetans resorting to self immolations, the authorities have highly restricted travels of the Tibetans while at the same time they imposed extreme punishments to the self immolators as well as their family members.

TJ editor

Editor at Tibetan Journal

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