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Tibetan Buddhist who self-immolated in India dies of his wounds

A Tibetan man bows before the photo of the Dalai Lama at a prayer wheel in the north Indian town of Dharamsala, the seat of the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. Photo courtesy Vishal Arora.

NEW DELHI (RNS) A 16-year-old Tibetan Buddhist refugee living in India, the exiled home of the Dalai Lama, died of self-immolation, days before the 57th anniversary of the “Tibetan Uprising Day” to protest Chinese rule.

The teen, Dorjee Tsering, died Friday (March 4) in a hospital in New Delhi, where he was treated for burns covering 95 percent of his body.

He had  set himself on fire in the northern Indian town of Dehradun on Monday, the same day an 18-year-old Tibetan monk, Kalsang Wangdu, also self-immolated, and died, in Sichuan Province in Tibet.

Lobsang Sangay, the prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile in the Himalayan town of Dharamsala in India, called the deaths…


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