Sangay Dolma
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Name: Sangay Dolma
Age: Unknown
Date/place of protest: 25 November 2012, Tsekhog
Current status: Deceased
Overview: Sangay Dolma left a poem to her "TIbetan brothers and sisters" in which she said, "Do not forget that you are Tibetan. Tibet is an independent country."

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Sangay Dolma, a young Tibetan nun, set herself on fire in front of the Chinese government office in Dokarmo town, Tsekhog, Malho, Amdo.

Sangay Dolma was a nun at Sangag Mindrol Dhargeyling Monastery and, according to various reports, a large number of local Tibetans gathered to carry out last rites and prayers at the nunnery.

Sangay Dolma’s last words were left in poem:

“look into the deep blue sky above
my lama has returned back
into the tent with white rock steps
look, my Tibetan brothers and sisters
look at the peak of that snow mountain
the white snow lion has returned back
look, my Tibetan brothers and sisters
look at the fortress in the forest
look at the beauty of the turquoise plain
my tigress has come back
look, my Tibetan brothers and sisters
look at the land of snow
our destiny is on the rise
Tibet is an independent country.
While His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Has been away for too long
Travelling all over the world
Tibetans suffer under oppression
let’s pray for this darkness to be over.
the Panchen Lama is in prison
let’s pray for his release and happiness for the land of snow.
Children of the snow lion
Do not forget that you are Tibetan.
Tibet is an independent country.
— signed Sangye Dolma”

Translated here by Bhuchung D. Sonam: