In Punjab, markets and business establishments are closed in the entire Malwa regiona in response to a bandh call given by some organisations. Bandh is complete in Bathinda, Faridkot, Moga, Ferozepur, Mansa, Muktsar and Sangrur districts.
Amritsar, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar has mixed response. Bandh call has been given by some organisations in protest of desecration of holy book in a village of Faridkot district.
As per reports received from different places, heavy police force has been deployed to avoid any untoward incident. Tight security is put around government establishments and public places. Some educational institutions are also closed. Banks have also lowered their shutters at many places. Very few vehicles are plying on the roads. Situation is peaceful under tight security.