March 24: A Tibetan woman today set herself on fire in an apparent protest against China’s continuing occupation of Tibet.
Thirty-year-old Kal Kyi, a mother of four has set herself ablaze protesting near Jonang monastery in Zamthang in Eastern Tibet at 3:30 pm (local time).
“The local Tibetans carried her charred body inside the monastery premises to prevent it from falling into the hands of Chinese security personnel,’ said Tsangyang Gyatso, an exile Tibetan who has close contacts in the region.
Kal Kyi had died from injuries. Kyi is survived by her husband, Gyepo, and their four children.
Kal Kyi | 格吉 was the 116th(112thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009. She was the 17thfemale self-immolator.