Bank officers under the banner of the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation held demonstrations at various locations in the State on Thursday in protest against a directive of the Reserve Bank of India mandating that banks function on good Friday.

Confederation State secretary Abraham Shaji John said here that there was no logic for keeping open a bank in the name of government tax collection as no customers would walk in on good Friday. The Confederation had petitioned the Chief Minister and the Leader of the Opposition against this directive, he added.