DHARAMSHALA: The Central Tibetan Administration is deeply saddened and concerned to learn of the worsening situation in Tibet involving self-immolations by six Tibetans across Tibet since Wednesday (7 November). The total self-immolations in Tibet has reached 69, out of which 55 have died.
Three monks of Ngoshul monastery – Dorjee, 15, Samdub, 16 and Dorjee Kyab, 16 – set fire to themselves at the entrance of a local police in Gomang township in Ngaba county in Amdo. 15-year-old Dorjee died on the spot, while the other two monks were taken to Ngaba county hospital.
They shouted slogans calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and freedom for Tibetans.
The situation Ngaba has become ever more tense with the deployment of reinforcement of security forces across the county, especially at Ngoshul monastery.
Ngoshul monastery has currently about 130 monks and it is located 12 km west of Ngaba county.
In another incident, Tamdin Tso, a 23-year-old nomadic herder, died after setting herself on fire in Rebgong in north-eastern Tibet. Eyewitnesses say she called for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet before setting fire to herself. A photo shows her completely charred body in front of a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay and former Kalon Tripa Prof Samdhong Rinpoche.
In yet another incident, a Tibetan man has set himself on fire in Driru county in Nagchu Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region.
Fresh reports coming out of Tibet say one more Tibetan has self-immolated in Rebgong in north-eastern Tibet on Thursday (8 November). Kalsang Jinpa, 18, set himself on fire at Rongwo monastery while calling for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s return to Tibet. He died on the spot. A photo shows his body was completely burned. Over 6,000 Tibetans gathered for his funeral.