Bharti was told that the situation was volatile, and therefore, she could not enter. She began a hunger strike in protest. "Once the Gujjar community is satisfied, I will call off the hunger strike. I am sitting here because they would have arrested me in Rajasthan," she said. Meanwhile, Gujjars clashed with traders who defied a shutdown call given by the community. Police had to resort to a baton charge in which at least two dozen people were injured.
"Around eight to ten people attacked me inside my shop. Slowly more people joined the mob. If locals here would not have united and lent their support they would have done further damage," said Ganga Singh Chauhan, a shopkeeper.