People protest at Mirgund, demand release of Masroor Abass Ansari


Bhat Yasir

Srinagar, Oct 14: Dozens of Shia community members from Mirgund, Rambail, Matipora and it’s adjoining areas blocked Srinagar-Muzaffarbad highway at Mirgund Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
The protesters were demanding release of their leader Masroor Abass Ansari who has been arrested by the authorities. Protesters while talking to media said that Moulana is a patient and need proper medical care but the authorities have put him under custody.
Protesters further said that authorities have arrested our leader during the month of Muharram, which they will not tolerate.
Meanwhile, SDPO Pattan, SHO Pattan and DO Mirgund reached on spot and assured the protesters that their demand will be taken with higher-ups as soon as possible.
After the assurance Police Officers protesters disbursed peacefully and traffic was restored on Srinagar Muzaffarbad Highway.