The call for Rajasthan Bandh led by Samta Andolan Samiti and Jago Party to oppose the proposed amendment in Reservation in Promotion, received a mixed reaction as some establishments, including educational and commercial, preferred to remain open while others declared it a holiday.Volunteers of Samta Andolan Samiti made human chain at Delhi Gate to support the cause and demonstrate solidarity.
Most of the schools remained open while a few closed down due to security reasons. Among all the chaos, students and parents went through an annoying experience as no one was sure about schools’ functioning. “Closing schools made only students to suffer while students have nothing to do with any group, parties and their so called demand, then why students bear the loss” says one of the parents who requested not to be named. Correspondents of schools that were closed said that, “for them student’s security was an issue and that was the only reason to remain close”.