New Delhi, Nov 4: In repetition of the self immolation by a nun in Dawu county of Ganzi in Sichuan province, a Tibetan-in-exile in Delhi attempted self-immolation at the Embassy of China demanding Tibet’s independence from Beijing.
However, the person, who set himself on fire, was overpowered by the policemen on guard and taken into custody.
China which has ruled the Tibet Autonomous Region since its troops marched in 1950 has constantly rejected the criticisms of rights groups and exiled Tibetans.
The Dalai Lama, last week led hundreds of maroon-robed monks, nuns and lay Tibetans in prayer to mourn those who have burned themselves to death or been imprisoned.
A Tibetan nun had burnt herself to death on November 3 in southwest China, as reported by Xinhua news agency, the eleventh ethnic Tibetan this year known to have set herself on fire in a region that has become the centre of defiance against strict Chinese control.
Qiu Xiang, 35, set herself on fire at a road crossing in Dawu county of Ganzi, called Kandze by Tibetans, in Sichuan province, the state news agency said, citing the local government.
Most people in Ganzi and neighbouring Aba, the site of eight self-immolations, are ethnic Tibetan herders and farmers, and many see themselves as members of a wider Tibetan region encompassing the official Tibetan Autonomous Region and other areas across the vast highlands of China’s west. (ANI)