Deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh changed his route on Saturday to avoid the protesters sitting at Pathankot- Jammu highway, a source said.
He said that Singh changed his route on the advice of police.
Women of Rasna area are sitting on a hunger strike since March 31 at Kootha, Hiranagar on Jammu-Pathankot highway. They have been demanding transfer of rape and murder case of an 8-year-old nomad girl to Central Bureau of Investigation.
Meanwhile, black flags were shown to PHE minister Sham LalChoudary whose cavalcade passed through the highway, the source added.