BJP's 'satyagraha' to protest the alleged police barbarism on yoga guru Ramdev and his supporters in Delhi, on Monday evoked a mixed response in Punjab and neighbouring Haryana.
Some BJP activists clashed with shopkeepers in Gurdaspur in Punjab when they forced them to down their shutters. Reports said that at Dinangar, Batala, Qadian and Kalanour shops in most bazaars remained closed whereas at other places in the state shops remained open.
The bandh was limited to BJP-dominated areas in both Punjab and Haryana.
At Kapurthala in Punjab, workers of BJP staged a dharna outside the district courts complex and condemned the "barbaric and undemocratic" lathi charge on the sleeping agitators. They demanded that the black money an asset of the nation should be brought back to the country for its development.
BJP unit of Hoshiarpur staged a satyagraha in protest against the police action. Activists of 'Patanjali Yog Samiti' and 'Bharat Swabhiman Trust' held peaceful satyagraha in front of the district court on the third consecutive day at Hoshiarpur.
Activists of VHP took out a candle light procession in Chandigarh.
The protests in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh remained peaceful and no untoward incident was reported from any part of Punjab and Haryana.