18-year-old Tibetan Immolates in Rebgong


November 23, 2012 12:13 pm

DHARAMSHALA: Lubum Tsering, an 18-year-old Tibetan, burnt himself to death at Dowa town, Rebgong in north-eastern Tibet on Thursday (22 November), taking the self-immolation toll to 79.

Eyewitnesses said Lubum Tsering’s last rites were performed by the monks of Dowa monastery at a nearby crematorium.

Lubum Tsering is survived by his father Tsego.

The Chinese authorities in eastern Tibet have announced stern measures to stop government aids to the families and well-wishers of the self-immolators.

The Central Tibetan Administration urged the Chinese government to address the underlying grievances of the Tibetan people, instead of imposing counter-productive measures targeting the families and relatives of the self-immolators.

The self-immolators have called for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and freedom for Tibetans.

Correction: Latest report coming out of Tibet say the self-immolator’s name is Lubum Tsering and not Lubum Gyal as reported earlier.