Traders hold protest in Nowhatta against custodial death of Awantipora teacher

Various trade bodies on Thursday held a protest in Downtown Srinagar against the custodial death of a school teacher.

Joint Resistance Leadership – an amalgam of separatist groups – had called for protests today.

Scores of traders affiliated with KEA, KTMF, KCCI, KTMF(R), FCIK, Beopar Mandal S R Gunj and other trade bodies participated in the joint protest held outside Jamia Masjid.

The protesters said that the custodial death of Rizwan Assad Pandith was a deep-rooted conspiracy.

Pandith (29) died in the police custody days after his arrest from his residence in Awantipora.