Reports: 3 Tibetans self-immolate to protest China The Associated Press Posted: 04/24/2013 07:51:35 PM PDT Updated: 04/24/2013 08:32:43 PM PDT BEIJINGâ€”Three Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in a western region where authorities have imposed a heavy security presence, exiled Buddhist monks and reports said Thursday. More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 to protest Chinese policies in the region and call for the return of their beloved spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, from exile. Two of the three latest protesters were monks at a monastery in Ruo'ergai county of Aba prefecture, according to exiled monks and the Free Tibet group. The two monks, aged 20 and 23, set themselves on fire in a corner of an assembly hall of the Taktsang Lhamo Kirti monastery, wrote Losang Yeshe and Kanyag Tsering, monks living in exile in Dharmsala, India. U.S. broadcaster Radio Free Asia reported that a Tibetan woman in Rangtang county in the same prefecture also died after self-immolating Wednesday. The broadcaster said the woman was 23 years old, but that other personal details were not known. Police and propaganda officials in both counties were either unreachable by phone or said they were unaware of the self-immolations. Reports: 3 Tibetans self-immolate to protest China - San Jose Mercury News **************************** Pacifism will not shake the Chinese Govt. They are clear of their aim to 'assimilate' the Tibetans and force them to call themselves Han after the Han have destroyed all links to the Tibetan history, culture, ethos, language and life as they have done all over China throughout history. It is only in Xinjiang, that the Chinese Govt will find it hard to wipe out Islam and the Turkish lineage and way of life of the Uighurs since the Uighurs do not believe in pacifism and instead give it back hard and proper as it has happened recently and before. Further, the Uighurs have the backing of the pan Islam movement out of Pakistan. But even so, the Han are persevering and will continue to wipe out Islam in East Turkmenistan or Xinjinag and make the Uighurs accept that they are Han.