Accusing the Centre of inaction over the Cauvery dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, various Kannada organisations have‚Äč called for 'Rail Roko' protest across the state on September 15.
The protest is being spearheaded by Vatal Nagaraj, president of Kannada Okootta.
Nagaraj told The News Minute that the protest is being held so that the PM becomes aware of the prevailing situation in the state.
"We want Narendra Modi to come to the state to know the situation. We are asking for protection of Kannadigas in Tamil Nadu. This is also to show our anger against Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa," he said.
Sa Ra Govindu, co-president of the organisation said that no trains will run from 6 am to 6 pm on Thursday.
"All other services will be available except for trains," he said.
On Monday, there were sporadic incidents of violence in Bengaluru after the Cauvery order was modified by the Supreme Court.
Several vehicles including 45 buses belonging to KPN travels were set on fire. Many shops were vandalised and others were forced to close.
Two men died after police open fired on protesters in Bengaluru's Rajgopalnagar area on Monday evening.