Name: Dorjee Tsering
Father’s Name: Thupten Tashi
Mother’s Name: Nyima Yangkyi
Affiliation: Born in Herbertpur Tibetan Settlement
Location of incident: THF Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India
Date of Self-immolation: 2016-02-29
Info: A Tibetan school boy, Dorjee Tsering, set fire to himself in Dehra Dun, India, on February 29 (2016) and has been hospitalized with 95% burns. “The reason I resort to burning myself like a choemey (Butter lamp) is because Tibet was occupied by China since 1959 and I have always felt like I needed to do something for the Tibetan cause. Yesterday, I felt as if burning myself up was the only resort left for me.” Dorjee’s mother put out the flames and that she said he had talked to her and to his father recently about self-immolating. Dorjee staged his protest outside an old people’s home where he had been visiting his grandfather with his family. He died on March 3.