Bengaluru: Twitter users in Karnataka on Thursday afternoon started a campaign demanding the postponing of the Common Entrance Test (CET) that is scheduled to be held later this month. The users also demanded that the final year University examinations and Medical University examinations also are canceled and the students should be promoted based on their previous records.

The users tweeted with hashtags #Postponekcet2020 #Cancelfinalyearexam #promotemedicalstudent while also tagging the Karnataka Minister for Higher Education and Dy.CM Dr. Ashwathnarayan and Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Suresh Kumar.

The hashtag #postponekcet was among the top trending topics in Karnataka with over 60k tweets at 5 pm, while other hashtags also garnered a notable number of tweets in the campaign.

The students in the state have repeatedly demanded cancellation of the final year examination ever since the University Grants Commission (UGC) issued guidelines to conduct the final year examination before the end of September.

Citing the COVID-19 pandemic the students have urged the government to consider canceling the examination to keep the best interest of the students and their health in mind.

Here are some of the tweets from the twitter campaign on Thursday:

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Southampton: Pakistan slumped to 126-5 before a third stoppage for rain led to an end to play on the first day of the second test against England at the Rose Bowl on Thursday.

Abid Ali struck 60 after being dropped twice early in his 111-ball innings and was comfortably Pakistan's top scorer on a tough day for the tourists in changing weather.

Jimmy Anderson was retained for the match, despite struggling in England's three-wicket win in the first test in Manchester last week, and the paceman repaid that faith by removing Shan Masood (1) in the third over and captain Azhar Ali (20) after lunch. It gave England's record wicket-taker figures of 2-35 and he is up to 592 in tests.

After the toss won by Pakistan was made under sunny skies, Pakistan began batting in overcast conditions and a shower brought up an early lunch. More rain came midway through the second session, which the tourists finished on 85-2.

And only about an hour was possible after tea, when Pakistan lost three wickets including Abid, who edged recalled seamer Sam Curran to Rory Burns at second slip.

Burns had been the second slip fielder to drop Abid before lunch, the right-handed opener having already been given a life on 0 by Dom Sibley's drop diving to his left at third slip.

As with Burns, Sibley made amends by taking a smart catch low down to remove Asad Shafiq (5) to give Stuart Broad his first wicket.

That brought Fawad Alam to the crease for his first test innings in 11 years after being recalled and it last four balls, when the left-hander was trapped lbw by Chris Woakes for a duck. A not-out decision was given but England reviewed and Hawk-Eye showed the ball was hitting the top of middle stump.

Babar Azam was 25 not out when bad light eventually led to stumps being called. Mohammad Rizwan was on 4.

Pakistan trails 1-0 in the three-match series. Another victory for England will clinch a first test series against Pakistan in 10 years, and a second series of this pandemic-affected summer having already beaten the West Indies.