Bhopal, Jun 29: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said the killing of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal as well as past killings of Pahlu Khan, Mohammad Akhlaq and Mohammed Bhatta Sheikh were all "acts of terror," and blamed the Rajasthan police for not acting in time on Lal's complaint.

Kanhaiya Lal was killed by two men who posted a video on social media stating that they were avenging alleged insult to Islam. Udaipur incident would not have happened had Rajasthan police been alert. I read in the media that Kanhaiya Lal was receiving threats after he was arrested and released on bail, the All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader said here.

When a person in Hyderabad issued threats to suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, Telangana police arrested him, Owaisi pointed out.

The killing of Kanhaiya Lal, and past incidents where `videos of the barbaric act were shot' such as the killings of Pehlu Khan, Mohammad Akhalaq and Mohammad Bhatta were all "acts of terror" and showed that radicalization is increasing in society, he added. Pehlu Khan was killed by an alleged cow vigilante mob in 2017 in Rajasthan's Alwar district, while Akhalaq was killed by a mob in Uttar Pradesh's Dadri in 2015.

Mohammad Bhatta Sheikh, a migrant labourer from West Bengal, was killed in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district in 2017. Asked about the threats issued to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Kanhaiya Lal's killers in a video, Owaisi said, It is condemnable. Modi is our prime minister. We might have ideological differences with Modi but this doesn't mean that he can be threatened. The AIMIM leader also reiterated his demand that Nupur Sharma be arrested, saying she should face trial in a court of law for her alleged objectionable remarks about Prophet Mohammad.

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Bengaluru, Aug 8: Some students who passed the Pre-University Course (PUC) in 2020-21 but are also writing the Common Entrance Test (CET) in 2022, have approached the High Court.

These students have challenged an alleged note of the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) not considering the 2020-21 marks for entrance to professional courses in 2022.

"The marks of students who have passed out in 2021 will not be computed for the purpose of giving ranking in the CET and only the marks obtained in the CET will be taken into consideration for the purpose of granting rankings," the petition cites a KEA note.

A single-judge bench of SR Krishna Kumar heard the petition on Monday.

The Additional Advocate General, Dhyan Chinnappa, informed the High Court, which was hearing the petition, that the counselling of students for admission to professional courses is yet to commence.

The AAG informed the court that the counselling will not commence till the HC hears the petition after which the case was adjourned to August 18.

The petition was filed by Keerthana Y H and a dozen other students.

"Qualifying examination marks are usually higher in the nature of the examinations and the CET markings are usually lower. By excluding the qualifying examination marks, and by taking the CET marks alone for half the proportion would completely disturb the merit matrix of every student," the petition claims.