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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Talk about postponing KCET and COMEDK mate. We don't give a damn about all this crap so we know u don't care if people live or die of Covid. Kovid Care Centres it seems bc. Stfu and postpone them man. Are u f'd in the head? #postponekcet2020 #postponekcet #postponecomedk2020— Yash (@yash11usa) July 16, 2020
After climbing to the 3rd position to be the most affected state in India, do you still want to take risks and conduct KCET?— ImNotoriousGuy (@ImNotoriousGuy1) July 16, 2020
We, students are humans only. We too can get infected, if forced to go out for exam in this pandemic. who will take the responsibility of our lives?#postponekcet2020#cancelfinalyearexam #promotemedicalstudents @NSUIKarnataka @manjunathansui @PMadhwaraj@anvith_kateel— NSUI Hosanagara (@HosanagaraNsui) July 16, 2020
What will you do if corona spreads bcoz of exams? You might say that it was very unfortunate & all necessary precautions were taken. You will move on. What about all the students who might get affected by the virus? #postponekcet2020#cancelfinalyearexam #promotemedicalstudents— Nagesh Kariyappa (@Nagesh_nsui6) July 16, 2020
Our government wants to conduct the exam because they just want to get over it they don't want as a burden on them and they are doing so by risking 2L students lives.#postponecomedk #postponecet #postponekcet2020 @drashwathcn @BJP4Karnataka @nimmasuresh @CMofKarnataka— Aditya Suryawanshi (@aditya156278) July 16, 2020
I hope @drashwathcn goes through the same amount of freaking frustration every student is going through each day. You're mental torturing all the students. You just don't know. But we do.#postponekarnatakaCET #postponekcet #postponekcet2020#postponecomedk https://t.co/YF2s2XukEL— HUMERA (@humeraaa7) July 16, 2020
Sir please respond to kcet aspirants— Divya Shashidhar (@eurythermal0) July 16, 2020
We want updates #postponekcet2020
We are asking for POSTPONEMENT NOT CANCELLATION
It's a humble request ,please do postpone KCET. My area is under seal down not only one but many areas are under seal down or self lock down , so how can we attend our exams??#postponekcet #postponekcet2020#cancelfinalyearexams #NoExamsUGC @drashwathcn— Aishwarya (@Aishwar26926179) July 16, 2020
Due to increase in covid19 cases the national level exams i.e NEET and JEE has been postponed by looking into students safety so sir please look into it and it is dangerous to conduct exam during this crisis #postponekcet #postponekcet2020 @nimmasuresh @drashwathcn— Kumara (@Kumara21956267) July 16, 2020
Please ministers understand the situation and postpone it.— varun (@_Proud___indian) July 16, 2020
In FUTURE if one student infected means their families are not going to pay.
The one should pay the fees is you.@BSYBJP @nimmasuresh @drashwathcn @narendramodi #postponekcet2020 #postponecet2020 https://t.co/QAuRzTXFrf
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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.