ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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TAMIL NADU-Plight of Teachers of Private Colleges

September 23, 1978 ON the evening of August 4, the high, cream-coloured compound walls of Holy Cross College, Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) in Tamil Nadu echoed to sounds far removed from the following cadences of the Catholic Mass. Below them, some six or seven hundred marchers, led by office-bearers of the Association of Univesily Teachers (AUT), paused for several minutes to raise angry slogans against the ''unholy Holy Cross management''; from tiny barred and mesh-filled windows set high into one section of the walls, girl students "eered out curiously to observe the assembled demonstrators and the large contingent of police who, with set faces, maintained a heavy guard around the college perimeter. Moving on past the college, the marchers

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