Jharkhand Disom Party (JDP) and a host of other small political organisations have called for a Jharkhand bandh on various issues, prompting several schools of the state capital to stay shut on Friday.
Among the cradles that will remain closed were Loyola Convent School, St Xavier’s School, Surendranath Centenary School, Gurunanak School, St Thomas School and Delhi Public School, in addition to schools belonging to the Bishop group and DAV group.
But all seven central schools of Ranchi will be open.
Ranchi police has promised elaborate arrangements to prevent any untoward incident. “The police will remain alert and if required extra forces will be deputed at various places,” Ranchi SSP Saket Kumar Singh said.
JDP chief Salkhan Murmu said the bandh was to demand a state domicile policy but oppose the auctioning of sand ghats that was in violation of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution.