"On a cold night in a quiet town, 71-year-old Jeff Knaebel crept into the ruins of an ancient Buddhist meditation center in northern India, doused himself with a flammable liquid and set himself alight to protest what he called cruelty in the United States and India." (Taken from 28th Jan 11 www.samachar.com)
It's sad, an admirer of Gandhi- the Father of the Nation, had to take such a decision
being scared of Indian police and disgusted with both US (the country of his birth) and India (his chosen country for Gandhi).
Sri Jeff Knaebel wrote to his friend Sri Desai,"By my death I send my answer to the rulers of the Corporate State who value property and profit more than human life. ... They will no longer control me," said the letter, given by Desai to The Associated Press. Desai said he received the letter a few weeks ago but did not know Knaebel had any immediate plans to die.
You can call him something else, but sure he is very sensitive; the persons like
him are sure different than many of us who just live for the next salary!
28th Jan 11