DHARAMSHALA: The Department of Religion and Culture, Central Tibetan Administration is organising a prayer service on 14 March 2018 from 04:00 – 05:00 pm to mourn the demise of self-immolator Tsekho, who died after burning himself in protest against the Chinese government in Ngaba on 7 March 2018.
Tsekho, popularly known as Tsekho Tugchak, a 44-year-old man, died after setting himself on fire in protest against China’s repressive policies in Tibet. He reportedly hailed from a nomadic village in Meuruma Township in Ngaba County.
With Tsekho’s self-immolation, 152 Tibetans have self-immolated in protest against Chinese repressive policies of which 130 have succumbed to their burns. Tsekho’s self-immolation marks the first self-immolation protest in the year 2018.