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Father of two immolates self in Tibet

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Dharamsala, November 20, 2012
First Published: 19:52 IST(20/11/2012) | Last Updated: 19:54 IST(20/11/2012)

Another Tibetan has reportedly immolated self in Amdo Rgion of north-east Tibet.


A Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) official told that Tsering Dhondup, 34, set himself on fire, protesting against the Chinese government's failed policies in Amchok, Labrang in Amdo regions.

"He burned himself in front of a local minefield and died on the spot," said the official, citing sources in Tibet.

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The official told that Dhondup is survived by his wife Tamdin Tso and his two young children.

"Tsering Dhondup is the 78th Tibetan who set himself on fire, calling for the return of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to Tibet and freedom for Tibetans," said the official.

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