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Tibetan Teens Set Themselves Alight In Tibet To Protest China’s Rule

Recent months, the communist regime has deployed thousands of armed military forces and police in Ngaba county of Tibet. Since 2009, more than 50 Tibetan self-immolation protests have been staged against the regime rule over Tibet.

Dharamshala, India: – Two Tibetans have set themselves on fire Monday morning at around 08.30 am, August 27, 2012 (Tibet Time) in Ngaba county, north-eastern Tibet (Chinese: Aba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province) to protest agianst China to ends its repressive policies in Tibet.

There were no immediate details of the two self-immolators who have set themselves alight in Tibet, Ven Jamyang, a Tibetan monk, who is currently living in Nepal told The Tibet Post International (TPI) Monday morning.

A web conversation with a Tibetan lady inside Tibet, a Tibetan man from Ngaba county, currently living in Nepal was being told about the incident in Ngaba county. “He told people near him that two laypersons have self-immolated this morning at the main street in Ngaba county of Tibet,” Jamyang further added. However, there were no further details at that time.

Ven Lobsang Yeshe and Kanyak Tsering, media coordinators of the Kirti Monastery based in India issued a press release later that day confirming the incident with detals; the Two men are confirmed dead after they set themselves on fire in Ngaba county of Amdho region, north-eastern Tibet to protest against Chinese policies aim to destroy Tibet’s unique national, cultural and religious identity.

They told the TPI that, an 18 years old Lobsang Kalsang, a monk from the Kirti monastery in Ngaba, and a layperson named Dhamchoe, who is at his 17, managed to stands up to run for around twenty steps before falling down.

Sources from inside Tibet said two young men were taken to a hospital in Barkham county by Chinese authrities after they put out the flames and later died from massive burn injuries.

Recent months, more armed Chinese forces have been deployed to Ngaba county and surrounding areas, the site of several such self-immolations and attempts. Nearly 60 Tibetan have set themselves on fire in recent years in Tibet in protest at repressive government policies. But, the Chinese authorities have labeled the self-immolators as terrorists.

The political leader of Tibet, Dr. Lobsang Sangay recently said he was disappointed that dozens of self-immolations by Tibetans have not received the same world attention as the similar suicide of a Tunisian man that sparked the Arab Spring.

Dr Sangay strongly urged world governments to pay attention to the plight of Tibetan people. “Ignoring us or not supporting us might send a message to other marginalized groups around the world that perhaps it is not worth investing in democracy and non-violence,” he added.

7 Responses to Tibetan Teens Set Themselves Alight In Tibet To Protest China’s Rule

  1. Jonathon Blakeley August 29, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    The Tibetan plight for me is one of Globalization wiping out ancient cultural traditions which are closely linked to tribal identity. The Chinese portray themselves as the liberators, freeing the Tibetan from years of slavery under awful rule of the Dalai Lamas. But things were never this bad under the Dalai Lamas that people would set themselves a fire.

    People have criticized the Dalai Lama, but who is without fault I ask you? But it seems like what is happening in Tibet is very similar to the plight of the Palestinians.

    The Tibetans are the native indigenous people who are being systematically driven out, killed, tortured, lands stolen etc etc. The Chinese of course have their own Hasbara on it all.

    The Chinese behave very like the Israeli.
    & the Tibetan behave very like the Palestinians.

  2. who_me August 30, 2012 at 3:51 am #

    what drugs and mind warps are these teenagers being fed by the zionazi ngo establishment?

    what sort of subhuman rubbish would try and talk another human being into setting themselves on fire?

    human beings don’t do that to those they care about.

    zionazis do that shit, to those outside the tribe.

  3. who_me August 30, 2012 at 3:54 am #

    Friendly Feudalism: The Tibet Myth

    Dalai Lama Cult: Postmodern Neo-feudalism and the Decline of the West

  4. Jonathon Blakeley August 30, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    I read you link with interest, I accept the brutal past of Tibet and I don’t think the Dali Lama is whiter than white. I personally prefer, Thích Nhất Hạnh myself.

    No doubt the Tibetan involvment with NED is concerning but shows his naivity, their brutality is much like everyone else back then.

    So what do you think Bhuddism is without merit then, because some Lamas did some bad stuff in the past?

    • who_me August 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

      “So what do you think Bhuddism is without merit then, because some Lamas did some bad stuff in the past?”

      of course not. that would be like blaming darwin for the warped distortion social darwinists do to his work. the rulers of tibet were not acting on buddhist principles, they were acting in feudal principles. as the section of the article i posted shows, the his dalliance is persecuting buddhists right now.

  5. Jonathon Blakeley August 30, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    his dalliance is persecuting buddhists right now.

    How so?

    • who_me August 30, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

      “How so?”

      “Although the Dalai Lama claims that Dorje Shugden is a demon and that the cult is a deviation, the worship of the Dorje Shugden is widespread throughout traditional Tibetan Buddhism. Since the Dalai Lama’s decision to outlaw this practice, thousands of monks have been excluded from visiting temples. In fact, the Dalai Lama’s dictatorial campaign against the Dorje Shugden religion threatens to exclude over 4 million Tibetans from practicing their religion.

      According to the Dalai Lama, the Dorje Shugden are traitors to the cause of Tibetan independence. Such is the Tibetan leader’s “tolerance”. The Dalai Lama’s violations of human rights are rarely, if ever, mentioned among the cacophony of hysterical “free Tibet” sloganeering in the mass media.

      Death threats and the ostracism of whole families who practice this traditional form of Buddhism are common in Dharamsala. Thousands of people have had to flee Dharamsala due to the “tolerant” Dalai Lama’s commands. Many people have been murdered.

      The French documentary made it abundantly clear that the Dalai Lama functions as an absolute dictator in Dharamsala. The French film crew was even prevented by Tibetan officials from recording a dispute between a Dorje Shugden monk and his pro-Dalai Lama opponent.

      Breaking with official orthodoxy, the France 24 report admitted that the Dalai Lama and his independence movement has no popular support in Tibet and that many Tibetans actually fear a return to the days of Lama autocracy. One of the thousands of Doje Shugden practitioners who fled from Dalai Lama worshipers told France 24 reporters:

      If he’s really Buddha, if he’s really god, you know, he won’t create so many problems, you know, he won’t give us such trouble. I believe if he is a Buddha, he won’t create any problem for one human being, so we have changed our mind now, we don’t see him as we saw him earlier.

      The Dalai Lama’s problem with these Buddhists is simply that they worship the symbolic god Dorje Shugden and not “his holiness, the Dalai Lama”. The exiled leader is persecuting Buddhists for not worshiping himself and his insatiable desire to become the puppet dictator of a ‘free Tibet’ under NATO hegemony. Any worshiper of Dorje Shugden is, then, automatically dismissed as an ‘agent’ of China.

      The France 24 report also admitted that the Dorje Shugden community constitutes the majority in Tibet and that they were almost all pro-Chinese government.

      In France we tend to associate Tibet with the Dalai Lama but there are many Tibetans who are Buddhists, who think that China actually contributed something to Tibet.

      The reporter adroitly omitted the “quelque chose” which Tibetans thank the CPC for; namely, the liberation from serfdom!

      After the reportage, the France 24 presenter asked one of the correspondents Capucine Henry:

      So just how taboo is it to criticize the Dalai Lama?

      To which Madame Henry replied:

      It’s completely taboo. Actually our shooting of the reportage was very difficult because we had our camera smashed in. The Dalai Lama is considered as a living god. He has achieved a level of clairvoyance that means that every decision he takes is the rule of law. If you criticize the Dalai Lama, you are judged to be a Chinese spy.”