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National Conference leaders stage protest in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, AUG 31 (UNI)- Security personnel keeping vigil at Maisuma in Srinagar where curfew is been lifted by the authorities. However separatists sponsored general strike paralysed life in the Kashmir valley on the 54th day on Wednesday. UNI PHOTO-47U

Srinagar: Opposition National Conference (NC) workers led by senior party leaders on Thursday staged a protest outside the civil secretariat here.

Senior NC leaders Ali Muhammad Sagar and Chowdhary Muhammad Ramzan led over three dozen party workers who were protesting against the use of pellet guns by security forces for mob control in the Valley.

The party men also shouted slogans against alleged failure of the state government in handling the ongoing unrest.

Police later intervened to disperse the protest.

The civil secretariat houses the offices of the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, her cabinet colleagues and all top bureaucrats of the state.