Tibet : Another Tibetan self immolates in Ngaba
Another self-immolation by a Tibetan male in the distraught Ngaba region of eastern Tibet.The incident happened at around 11.50 am local time today.As of now there are no further details available about the individual.The tibetan might have suffered severe burn injuries to his torso.Eyewitnesses say that Chinese security personnel arrived at the scene and doused the flames.He was seen being taken away to an undisclosed location.
This latest incident of peaceful protest against the Chinese government’s repressive policies in Tibet has taken the toll of self-immolations to eight in this year alone.
Since monk Phuntsog’s self immolation in March earlier this year, Chinese authorities have taken over Kirti Monastery and deployed, according to sources, around 50,000 security personnel in the region.
Over 300 monks from Kirti monastery are still unaccounted for and have disappeared since the military clampdown began.