Tibetans in Dharamsala hold prayer service for latest Tibetan self-immolator Tashi Kyi
DHARAMSALA, Sep 4: The Central Tibetan Administration today held a prayer service for the latest Tibetan self-immolator, Tashi Kyi at Tsug-Lag-Khang, the main temple at Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala.
Hundreds of Tibetans attended the prayer service organized by the Department of Religion, CTA, including political leader of the Tibetan people Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, members of Kashag, Tibetan Parliamentarians, Justice Commissioners and officials of the Central Tibetan Administration.
Tashi Kyi, a Tibetan woman aged around 55 years, from Ngulra village of Sangkhog township in Sangchu county, Kanlho Prefecture, Amdo province set herself on fire on the night of Aug 27 in an apparent protest against China’s repressive rule in Tibet. Local Tibetans tried to extinguish the fire and save her but she succumbed to her burn injuries at around 3 am.
The next morning, Chinese security forces arrived and forcibly took away her body despite protestations from the local Tibetans.
Tashi Kyi was the 7th Tibetan to have self-immolated this year and the 142nd known Tibetan from inside Tibet to have self-immolated in protest against Chinese rule since February 2009, when a young monk called Tapey set himself on fire.