Bhutuk | 博楚

Bhutuk | 博楚

The Tibetan monk who self-immolated in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu on November 10, triggering a large scale manhunt and clampdown by the Nepali police has made a dramatic escape to India.

The monk named Bhutuk, 45, reached Dharamshala, north India, the exile seat of the Tibetan administration earlier today and is currently admitted in the Delek Hospital.

Talking to Phayul, the monk said that the recent wave of “inspirational” sacrifices by Tibetans inside Tibet and the growing repression by Nepali authorities on Tibetans “forced” him to take the ultimate step.

“I tried to set myself on fire on October 11, but one of my friends there came to know of my plans and stopped me,” the monk said.

Bhutuk | 博楚 was the 14th(1stin Nepal) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009. He was the 4thself-immolator outside Tibet since 1998.

博楚,境内康甘孜(今四川省甘孜藏族自治州甘孜县)僧人,数年前流亡印度在南部甘丹寺学习佛法,45岁。
2011年11月10日,博楚在尼泊尔加德满都博拿佛塔前自焚,以表达与境内自焚藏人共患难、唤世人的决心。他自焚时手持雪山狮子旗,高呼“西藏需要自由”。周围朝佛信众扑灭火焰后,他被带往安全之地,后返抵印度。他的左手臂被烧伤,已愈。

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