self-immolation


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self-immolation

(sĕlf′ĭm′ə-lā′shən)
n.
Deliberate sacrifice of oneself, especially by fire.

self-immolation

Suicide by lighting oneself on fire.
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All female players announced self-immolation in front of the LPC if their grievances were not redressed by the Punjab Government.
The court observed that the girl committed self-immolation due to the local police's behavior and lack of justice on the judiciary's part.
Many of them repeating Beijing's rhetoric that Falun Gong practitioners were responsible for the Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident from 2001.
This essay is not focused on the sociology or cultural anthropology of protest suicide or self-immolation in Tibet (6) or Tibetan Buddhism as such, its normative relations with institutional praxes, or with the historical dimensions of self-immolation in wider Buddhist contexts.
in 1963 when he strongly disagreed with the conception of self-immolation as suicidal "since suicide is an act of destruction" (Buffetrille 11).
The self-immolations protesting Beijing's rule are the second in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, while there have been 35 similar incidents in other Chinese provinces that are home to ethnic Tibetan communities, the report said.
A year before, when 95 cases of self-immolation were recorded, 54 people, including seven men, had died of burns, according to Dr.
Summary: Tunisian-style self-immolation is unlikely to cause unrest in Egypt.
No, what British filmmaker David Mackenzie really wants to explore with his second movie is the idea of original sin, and even if his methods are suspect (I'm not sure how a violent sex scene involving homemade custard and ketchup helps us get back to the Garden) he has succeeded in creating an interesting study of self-immolation.
Earlier in Muzaffargarh 18-year-old female student committed the act of self-immolation in protest while demanding arrest of culprits who gang raped her in January this year but were later set free by a local court.
Since 2009, at least 117 Tibetans have committed acts of self-immolation in China in protest against Beijing's policies in Tibet and nearby regions with large Tibetan populations.
Following the fatal self-immolation incident in Nepal and another one on Feb.