Kishtwar: Supporters of dismissed Jammu and Kashmir minister G M Saroori Friday blocked Kishtwar-Srinagar National Highway here demanding his reinstatement.
Hundreds of his supporters staged sit-in protests, which
lasted for five hours, on Kuriya Bridge and Mughal Maidan,
restricting vehicular traffic on the National Highway,
Raising slogans in favour of Saroori, the agitators
demanded reinstatement of the Roads and Buildings and
Mechanical Engineering minister into the state cabinet.
Terming Saroori`s removal as a conspiracy by some people
with vested interests, the protesters threatened to intensify
their protest if their demand is not fulfilled.
Saroori was sacked on August 26 after his refusal to heed
a Congress high command directive to resign in the wake of a
row over alleged use of an impersonator by his daughter.