On September 26, from 6 am to 6 pm, a shutdown of Bengaluru city has been organized by various groups, including farmers and pro-Kannada organizations. This protest is a response to the Karnataka government’s choice to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Its purpose is to emphasize the demand for a reevaluation of the government’s position on the water-sharing matter. Karnataka’s Education Minister, BC Nagesh, has announced the shutdown, emphasizing the importance of ensuring the safety of students and teachers during this period. Parents are advised to keep their children at home and minimize travel due to anticipated disruptions in transportation and essential services throughout Bengaluru.