SELF IMMOLATIONS PROTEST IN INDIA
February 29, 2016, Dorjee Tsering: A 16-year-old Tibetan schoolboy set himself on fire in protest against the repressive Chinese occupation of Tibet, on Tuesday, February 29, in Dehradun, Uttarkhand State, India, calling for the restoration of complete independence for Tibet. Dorjee Tsering from a Tibetan settlement in Manali District survived the protest but reportedly suffered burns to 95% of his body and is currently being treated at a hospital in Delhi. After dousing himself in petrol and setting himself alight, Tsering reportedly called out for Tibet’s complete independence before being engulfed in flames. He carried out the protest outside an old people’s home after visiting his grandfather. His father, Thupten, is currently with him in Delhi said that the incident is heart breaking but he is proud of his son for his sacrifice for the Tibetan nation.
March 26, 2012 – Jamphel Yeshi, a Tibetan youth living in New Delhi set his body on fire at a mass protest at Jantar Mantar in the Indian capital demanding international intervention in the ongoing crisis in Tibet on March 26, 2012. Martyr Jamphel Yeshi set himself on fire today at around 12:30 pm on March 26, in an apparent protest against the continued Chinese occupation of Tibet in front of hundreds of Tibetans who had converged from all over India at Jantar Mantar to protest Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit.Born in Kham Tawu, Martyr Jamphel Yeshi escaped to India in 2006 and studied at the Tibetan Transit School in Dharamshala for nearly three and a half years. Martyr Jamphel Yeshi has been living in Delhi for the last two years and has actively participated in many of the political activities organised by the TYC and other organisations.
April 27, 1998 -Thubten Ngodup who immolated himself in the morning of 1998 27 April died at 00.15 am of 29 April at the Dr. Ram Monohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi when the Delhi police swooped on the remaining hunger-strikes to rush them to hospital. The hunger-strikers were participating in an unto-death hunger-strike organized by the Tibetan Youth Congress. Before his death, in the evening of 28 April, His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Thubten Ngodup and the other six hunger-strikers. The body of Thubten Ngodup was taken to the Tibetan camp of Majnu Ka Tilla today. His body will be transported to Dharamsala where he will be given a funeral befitting the supreme sacrifice he made for the cause of Tibet.