Self-immolations in India
A particularly high wave of self-immolations in India was recorded in 1990 protesting the Reservation in India. As many as 1,451 self-immolations in 2000 and 1,584 in 2001 were reported in India.
In 2012 scores of Indians set themselves on fire demanding that a new state, Telangana, be formed within India. Telangana groups claim that over 800 people, mostly students, committed suicide for the cause of Telangana between 2010 and 2013. On the same day that two Indians self-immolated for Telangana's cause, a Tibetan man set himself on fire during Chinese president Hu Jintao's visit to India.
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- Coleman, Loren (2004). The Copycat Effect: How the Media and Popular Culture Trigger the Mayhem in Tomorrow's Headlines. New York: Paraview Pocket-Simon and Schuster. p. 66. ISBN 0-7434-8223-9.
- "Self-immolation in India: Frighteningly common". The Economist. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
- "Two attempt suicide for Telangana". The Times Of India. 2012-03-28.
- "Another man dies for Telangana, TRS calls for shutdown". Hindustan Times. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-03-30.