Lhakpa Tsering | 拉巴次仁

Lhakpa Tsering | 拉巴次仁

A Tibetan activist attempted self-immolation in protest against Hu Jintao’s visit to India and China’s continued occupation of Tibet in the Indian city of Mumbai today. Lhakpa Tsering, President of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Bangalore set himself on fire while protesting in front of the Taj Hotel where Hu was being hosted. Lhakpa along with 11 other TYC activists stormed the gates of the hotel waving the Tibetan National Flag and shouting free Tibet slogans.

As the security personals rushed at the scene, Lhakpa Tsering tried to evade them from dousing the fire. It is but a saturation of genuine patriotism that even while his flesh was being consumed by flames all he uttered was “Free Tibet”. The security personals later succeeded in dousing the fire but not before Lhakpa Tsering had suffered serious and multiple burn injuries. At the time of sending this report his condition is being monitored in a hospital.

Lhakpa Tsering | 拉巴次仁 was the 2nd (2ndin India) Tibetan self-immolator since 1998.

拉巴次仁,流亡藏人,住在印度北部达兰萨拉,23岁。
2006年11月23日,为抗议中国国家主席胡锦涛访问印度孟买,曾是西藏青年会班加罗尔支会主席的拉巴次仁在胡锦涛下榻的泰姬陵酒店外自焚。
拉巴次仁与另外11位西藏青年会成员在泰姬陵酒店大门外挥舞西藏国旗——雪山獅子旗,并高呼西藏独立口号。抗议中拉巴次仁引火自焚同时高呼“西藏独立”。酒店保安成功制止了他身上的火势,尽管如此,拉巴次仁身上多次烧伤。
据知他目前无任何特定的职业,是社会活动人士。

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