A Tibetan Burns Self To Protest Chinese Invasion in Tibet

Yet again Tibetan is reported to have burnt self in protest against the Chinese invasion in Ngaba northeastern Tibet in the evening of Saturday. The incident came out in the social media where a video of the self immolation was recorded while local witnesses also confirmed the news according to Radio Free Asia.

“A person believed to be Tibetan self-immolated on Saturday evening in a Tibetan area of China’s western Sichuan province, exiled Tibetan sources familiar with the incident told RFA’s Tibetan Service. A witness saw the aftermath of a self-immolation that took place at 630 pm loval time on the road between Kirti monastery and Pawo in Ngaba (in Chinese, Aba) County, said a Tibetan exile source who relayed the account to RFA.” said the report in RFA.

Despite no further details about the Tibetan is not available as of now, it is reported that the body of the martyr has been taken by the police. President of Central Tibetan Administration also expressed deep concern over the grave incidence.

“Despite repeated appeals from the Central Tibetan Administration, at least 151 Tibetans have set themselves on fire inside Tibet since 2009. The Chinese government should realise that the cause as well as the solution to this wave of fiery protests lie with the Chinese government itself. The Chinese government should address the legitimate grievances of the Tibetan people and review their failed policies that has engendered the grim situation and Tibetans resorting to self immolation to protest the Chinese rule in Tibet,’ said Dr. Lobsang Sangay according to the official website of CTA.

An elderly Tibetan monk named Tenga also carried out self-immolation protest on 26 November earlier this year in Kardze, eastern Tibet and died from the incident. More than 152 Tibetans have resorted self immolation in Tibet to protest against the Chinese invasion over Tibet, calling for freedom and return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet.

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