Join our Mailing List

"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Tibetan exile attempts immolation outside Chinese embassy in Delhi

November 7, 2011

Fri Nov 04 2011, 13:14 hrs
New Delhi:

Police overpowered a young Tibetan exile, who tried to set himself on fire outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on Friday, in solidarity with Tibetans who self-immolated in China recently.
Police grabbed 25-year-old Sherab TseDor and put out the fire engulfing his trousers. He shouted ''Free Tibet, Stop Killing in Tibet,'' as officers took him in a jeep to a hospital.
The man suffered minor burns, according to a police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
At least 11 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in China in recent months protesting Chinese restrictions on the Tibetan religion and culture. At least six people died and the conditions of the others are unknown.
Although there is no tradition of self-immolation as a form of protest in Tibetan society, the suicides are seen as a sign of growing desperation in the ethnically Tibetan region, where tensions have been high since massive anti-government protests in 2008.

CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665
Developed by plank