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

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MAHARASHTRA-Losing the Next Round Also

Losing the Next Round Also ?
THE abrupt withdrawal of the boycott of examinations by the College Teachers' Organisations in Maharashtra came as a surprise not only to the public but even to the majority of teachers themselves. As late as two days before the boycott was lifted, the general mood had been militant and there had been discussion about intensifying the struggle from June. Despite two months of organised boycott, and the consequent dislocation of the examinations of the HSC Board and the Universities, the government of Maharashtra had refused to talk with the teachers' Federation before the boycott was lifted. With good reason, the tea- chears were not ready for this. The example of the Junior Engineers of the State Electricity Board, whose problems are still pending some six months after the withdrawal of their strike upon similar assurances, is quite fresh in everybody's mind.

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