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Readers' Comments on "On Fire I Will Burn by Bhuchung D Sonam"
Tenzin Wangmo was born in 1991 and joined Dechen Choekhorling nunnery in childhood. On October 17, 2011, she walked to Sumdo Bridge in Ngaba in northeastern Tibet and set herself on fire. With this she became the first female Tibetan self-immolator and as the flames engulfed her body, Wangmo called out for an end to religious repression, and the Dalai Lama’s return. She was 20. Ninety-eight people have set themselves on fire since 2009. Their average age is 25....
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MissPiggy  

Location: PigSty
Subject: Back on track.
Jan 17 2013 03:19 AM

I welcome this new article about Tibet's self-immolations. Most of the information were already out there and most Tibetans probably knows about the reasons for the self-immolations but Buchung la has expressed it beautifully and in a more concrete way but giving valuable historical reference points. It was a much welcome post after the last what-the-hell moment.
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