The dawn-to-dusk Jharkhand bandh, called by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday, evoked mixed response in the state.
The shutdown was complete in Gumla, Simdega and Khunti with shops and markets downing shutters and fewer vehicles on roads, reports said.
But in Ranchi the bandh evoked mixed response on a Sunday while life was almost normal in rest of the districts, reports said.
The VHP gave the shutdown call to protest against the notices served by the administration to some religious structures asking them to explain whether these had encroached upon public places.
The government had yesterday said the notices were served in accordance with the Supreme Court directive to all state governments and union territories to file an affidavit on structures that encroached upon public places.
The government clarified that there was no immediate plans to demolish any structure as the process had to go through three stages - whether any construction deserved regularisation/relocation/removal.