Karnataka Rakshana Vedike members staged a protest over the Cauvery water issue in Karnataka’s Ramanagara on September 26. They performed pooja during the protest. Heavy security was deployed in Bengaluru’s Whitefield in the wake of a Bandh called in the city by various organisations regarding the Cauvery water issue. The Bandh has been called by farmer bodies, Kannada organisations and opposition parties to protest against the release of water from the Cauvery river in Karnataka to neighbouring Tamil Nadu. Bengaluru Central DCP Shekar T Tekkannavar said that the traffic is normal in the city and the police have made ‘adequate bandobast’. Meanwhile, farmers in Thanjavur engaged in a protest against Karnataka and the central government demanding Cauvery water release from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu. Farmers held a `Rail Roko` protest to mark their protest over the ongoing dispute with Karnataka. A group of Tamil Nadu farmers were seen holding dead rats in their mouths protest against the Karnataka government.