Attawapiskat chief to begin what could be her last protest

first_imgBy Annette FrancisAPTN National NewsOttawa – Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence arrived on the steps of Parliament Hill Monday to begin what could be her final protest.“I’m willing to die for my people because the pain is too much and it’s time for (Prime Minister Stephen Harper) to realize what he’s doing to us,” said Spence.Spence said she intends to stay in Ottawa until a meeting is held with Harper or Queen Elizabeth to discuss treaty rights.News of the horrific living conditions in Attawapiskat made international news last year.After making headlines the federal government stepped in and appointed a third-party manager.Spence says the crisis in her community is still unresolved.“It’s still the same people are still living in trailers and more are asking for sheds because they have no materials,” she said on the steps of Parliament Hill.The inspiration for Spence’s hunger strike comes after attending last week’s Special Chiefs Assembly in Gatineau, Que.“How many times do we have to write a letter to the prime minister concerning our land and our people?” she said.She has the support of Cliff Summers, a former resident of Onieda of the Thames who now resides in Ottawa.Summers said the frustrations are growing over broken trust and imposed legislation.“There’s a peoples movement across Canada and we have to make it clear that we cannot accept the only future for our young people is suicide because we lead the statistics in Canada,” he said.She also has the support of NDP MP Charlie Angus who said Harper needs to understand the colonialist ways need to change.“We’ve lost basic sense of respect because when it comes to First Nations and the Crown, there is no honour of the Crown right now in terms of any First Nations so I don’t know what will happen, how far this will go, but I’m sensing a real anger. This could be the match on dry grass, I don’t know,” said Angus.But when prodded during Question Period if Minister of Aboriginal Affairs John Duncan will meet with Spence, the government avoided the question.Spence will be staying on Victoria Island that sits below Parliament Hill and the Supreme Court of Canada. She began her strike Tuesday morning.last_img read more

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Khardah murder case Wife held responsible for cheque bounce

first_imgKolkata: The sleuths have found several ambiguities in the version of prime accused Aditi Chakraborty in Khardah murder case.Pratul Chakraborty was allegedly murdered by his former wife Aditi. During interrogation it was revealed that Aditi was an accused in two cases of cheque bouncing. According to the sources, the sleuths suspect Aditi is still playing games with the investigators as several things are still unclear. Though police are sure about her cheque bounce cases, she is trying to divulge facts. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeRecently, when the sleuths were checking with her bank accounts, the case of cheque bounce came to light. Now, police will try to know the details of the cheques from the concerned bank for the sake of investigation. However, Aditi is stating that Pratul used to pressurise her for money. To fulfill her former husband’s demands, she had to take loan from a jewelry shop against some gold ornaments of hers, which is still not confirmed by the Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedinvestigating officers. As Aditi has kept changing her statements, the sleuths are not believing her before confirming the facts. Primarily, Aditi had claimed that the murder occurred in heat of the moment. But later, it came out that Pratul’s murder was pre-planned. After murdering Pratul, Aditi changed into the dress she brought with her. Later, she disposed of her garments in a canal but by mistake she left her handkerchief at Pratul’s place. In the interrogation, Aditi also admitted to have disposed of several documents of Pratul in the same canal to hide the chit fund connection and details of money. On Wednesday, Pratul’s elder sister Chandana Chakraborty showed up and claimed Pratul was forced to discontinue his relationship with them by Aditi. As a result, they were not aware of what Pratul was upto. He was deliberately murdered on December 20 inside his rented house at Khardah. A food delivery person, who used to deliver food to Pratul everyday, smelled a rat as his repeated knocks on his door yielded no response. However, upon entering, they saw Pratul lying on the bed with a torn garment wrapped around his neck. A detailed probe is on.last_img read more

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