Even as members of Bharathidasan University Teachers' Association (BUTA) wore black badges on Monday demanding restoration of N.Manimekalai as director of Department of Women's Studies, the association has received overwhelming support from fraternal associations in most of the other state universities.

The transfer of Prof. Manimekalai to the Department of Economics even after the Governor's clear directive for revocation of her earlier suspension by the university's syndicate simply means that “Vice Chancellor K.Meena has failed to implement the Governor's order in letter and spirit,” S.Krishnaswamy, convenor of Tamil Nadu Federation of Universities' Faculty Associations (TANFUFA), told The Hindu .