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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"The ongoing and unprecedented self-immolations by an increasing number of Tibetans in Tibet are the ultimate acts of civil disobedience against China's failed rule in Tibet," it said in a separate statement.
After seeing an unprecedented number of Tibetan self-immolations in 2012, China's state-run CCTV released a documentary accusing the U.S.
Last week, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told reporters that the self-immolations were extreme acts lacking popular support.
Afghanistan's Human Rights Commission's spokesman for Jawzjan, Maghfirat Samimi, said most of self-immolation incidents were a result of early and forced marriages and unawareness about the rights of women.
The motive behind the man's self-immolation could not be ascertained.
"As you know Ngaba (a county in Sichuan) had the most number of self-immolators, so it's sad to learn that one more person has committed self-immolation; from what I know he was in his 40s, has a wife and two daughters," Dr Sangay told ANI here.
LAHORE -- Punjab University Sports department on Monday announced to conduct dope test of its female players after their threat of self-immolation in front of the Lahore Press Club against forced use of steroids on them.
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.
China: A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire in protest at China's rule of the Himalayan region, a rights group and overseas media said, the first self-immolation this year.
A Tibetan man set himself on fire Sunday in northern China's Gansu Province in the latest of a string of self-immolation protests against the Chinese government, the Tibetan-government-in-exile said Monday.
Summary: Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], June 30 (ANI): A businessman committed self-immolation allegedly over failing to repay the loan to a private money lender.
KARACHI -- Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday sought replies from Secretary Home Department, Secretary Transport, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, Additional IG Karachi, and DIG Traffic Police in a petition seeking justice for a rickshaw driver who died after self-immolation due to alleged harassment of a traffic police officer who had demanded bribe from the driver.