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Tibetan Activist in India Sets Himself On Fire Outside Chinese President's Hotel


A Tibetan activist in the Indian city of Mumbai also known as Bombay has set himself on fire outside a hotel where Chinese President Hu Jintao was staying.

Witnesses said Lhakpa Tsering set his pants on fire, and shouting 'Free Tibet' and 'Hu is a killer' but police quickly extinguished the flames. Lhakpa Tsering, a Tibetan college student from Bangalore, He is also the president of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress in Bangalore.

Tibetan protesters have been attempting to disrupt President Hu's visit since he arrived in India Monday for a four-day visit.

The activists say China is attempting to destroy Tibetan culture by flooding the country with ethnic Chinese migrants.

Chinese troops took control of Tibet in 1950 and it remains under Beijing's rule.

The Tibet Youth Congress has urged India to hold talks with Mr. Hu on Tibetan issues, but New Delhi has declined.

The Chinese president is traveling to neighboring Pakistan later today.

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