Monday 18 June 2012

Last Words of Tamding Thar

These were the last words of Tamding Thar:



'I take refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
I am setting myself on fire as an offering of light
with hope that His Holiness the Dalai will return to Tibet,
that peace will prevail on earth and that
Tibet will be ruled by Tibetans.'

On 16 June 2012, Tamding Thar, an elderly Tibetan in his 50s, set himself on fire in front of Chinese People's Armed Police office in Chentsa, Amdo, Northeastern Tibet, to protest against China's rule over Tibet. Since 2009 as many as 40 Tibetans have set themselves on fire to demand freedom in Tibet, the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama  and to end communist rule in Tibet.

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