The Left parties – CPI(ML), CPIM, CPI, SUCI -C, MCC – held a Sadbhavna March (rally to promote unity and goodwill) in Ranchi to protest against the attempted lynching of two Maulanas (Muslim clerics) in Jharkhand when they were returning from Tarawi namaaz prayers at night. Left parties warned people to remain alert against attempts to foment communal violence on the eve or the occasion of Eid.