The nationwide dawn-to-dusk hartal, enforced by Hefajat-e-Islam, passed off on Sunday amid sporadic incidents of clashes, vandalism, arson attacks and roads blockades at different parts of the country.
However, the hartal that began around 6am and ended at 6pm had little impact on the everyday life of people in the capital, except the low presence of public vehicles on the city streets. Rickshaws dominated the streets of the capital as usual.
A large number of law enforcers remained deployed at important city points to fend off any trouble.
Only a few long-distance buses left Dhaka for different districts while the train service was normal with poor presence of passengers.
Hefazat activists brought out processions in the capital's different areas, including Jatrabari, Paltan, Baitul Mukarram, Lalbagh, Mohammadpur and Basila, in support of the shutdown.
Hefazat activists blocked Jatrabari and Signboard in the morning setting fire to tyres.