Wangyal | 旺嘉

Wangyal | 旺嘉

Note: Japanese artist Tomoyo Ihaya painted the image for Wangyal.

Sertha Tsultrim Wozer, a Tibetan living in south India said Wangyal set himself on fire in the middle of Sertha town earlier on Monday, November 26, and raised slogans for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

“Martyr Wangyal set himself ablaze on one of the main roads leading to the town centre at around 11:20 am (local time),” Wozer said. “Eyewitnesses say his hands were clasped in prayers as he ran raising slogans for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and freedom for the Tibetan people.”

Wangyal ran to the golden horse statue in the middle of Sertha town and fell on the ground.

“Chinese armed forces immediately arrived at the scene of the protest and took Wangyal away after dousing the flames,” the same source added.

Wangyal is around 20 years of age and an orphan. He has three brothers and one sister.

 

 

Wangyal | 旺嘉 was the 89th(86thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

康色达(今四川省甘孜藏族自治州色达县)色达县民族中学学生,20岁。
2012年11月26日上午11点多,旺嘉在县城中心金马塑像下自焚,双手合十,高呼“让达赖喇嘛返回西藏”、“藏民族要自由”。当即被军警拖走。因烧伤严重,生还希望渺茫,但至今音讯全无,情况不明。
他是色达县康勒乡打西村人,曾是僧人,父母已故,家有兄妹三人。

遗言:

让达赖喇嘛回到西藏、藏民族要自由。

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