Bengaluru, Sept. 8: Farmers continue to block the Mysuru-Bengaluru highway at Mandya, the epicentre of the Cauvery protests, which is witnessing sporadic protests for the third straight day on Thursday, but the situation is better as there have been no reports of arson and violence.
Mandya SP Sudheer Kumar Reddy told OneIndia that there's no movement of traffic on the Mysuru-Bengaluru road between Mandya and Srirangapatna as farmers continue to block the highway.
"Today, the situation is under control. The protests are peaceful and are being carried out with prior police permission," Reddy said. Only one stray incident of stone-pelting has been reported since Wednesday.
Reddy said police had spoken to farmers' groups and requested them to protest peacefully.
Schools and colleges remained shut in the district while some shops resumed business.
Meanwhile, a group of lawyers made a failed bid to enter the Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) Dam, but later protested outside the premises.