The main towns of the district, Faridkot and Kotkapura besides the semi-urban town of Sadak, remained nearly closed in response to the bandh call given by some Sikh organisations seeking justice for the riot-affected families.
However, Jaitu, another small town of the district, was partially closed with many shops, schools and other educational institutes continuing work.
Most of the commercial establishments and educational institutions in Faridkot and Kotkapura towns remained closed. Though some people opened shops in the morning, they were forcefully closed by protesters. Some educational institutions had already declared a holiday on Saturday.
The markets wore a deserted look but overall, the bandh remained peaceful.
"It has been 30 years since thousands of innocents were killed and their business uprooted, but their families are still waiting for justice. The riot-affected were left unemployed and shattered but the perpetrators have been roaming free all these years. We want the accused to be punished and all kind of help to be extended to the families of the victims. People of all faiths have given a positive response to our call seeking justice," said Daler Singh Doad, district president of the all India Sikh student's federation, Faridkot.