National Conference (NC) on Thursday took out a protest march in Srinagar against the custodial death of a school teacher.
Senior NC leaders Ali Muhammad Sagar, Nasir Sogami andMubarak Gul led the protest rally from the party headquarters at Nawa-e-Subh.
The protesters were chanting anti-Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) slogans and demanded stern punishment for the people responsible for thedeath of 29-year-old Rizwan Asad Pandith.
"The killers should be dealt as per law and stern punishmentshould be meted out whosoever is responsible. There has to be a thoroughinvestigation in the killing," demanded Sogami.
However, the protesters were stopped by the police atTourist Reception Centre and prevented from marching ahead.
Pandith died in police custody days after he was picked upfrom his home in Awantipora.
The government has said that the magisterial inquiry isbeing conducted by the district authorities in Pulwama.