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Over 400 college teachers arrested

Over 400 college teachers arrested

Coimbatore: Over 400 government college teachers were arrested on Wednesday when they tried to stage a demonstration before the Deputy Director of collegiate education here, seeking implementation of various demands.

Their demands include filling of vacant posts in various government-aided colleges and fixing proper pay scale and grade for those who joined after January 2006 based on their merit, police said.

The teachers also demanded that the Government fill vacant posts of vice-chancellors to various universities. The teachers from Coimbatore, Erode, Tirupur and Nilgiris districts partcipated in the agitation.