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Watch: IIT Madras Bans Student Group for Criticising Modi

IIT-Madras has banned a student group after complaints that it had been criticising the Modi Government.

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IIT Madras. (Photo: PTI)

IIT-Madras has banned a Dalit students association following an anonymous complaint that it had criticised the Central government’s policies and spread “hatred” against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Hindus.

The institute acted after the Union Human Resource Development Ministry (MHRD) forwarded the complaint, which alleged that the Ambedkar Periyar Student Circle (APSC) was mobilising scheduled caste and scheduled tribe students against the government’s policy on the use of Hindi and the ban on beef.

Following this, the Dean for Students, Sivakumar M Srinivasan, sent an email to the coordinators of the APSC informing them that they had been ‘derecognised’.

Srinivasan justified the ban saying the APSC has broken the basic code of conduct, and that they had misused privileges given to them.

Reacting to the issue, APSC strongly hit out at the decision.

This move of DoS clearly shows that only opinions put forth by right wing groups will get approval, while the voices and opinion of democratic students like us will be curtailed hereafter.

— APSC

The group alleges that the Dean derecognised the study circle unilaterally without giving them a fair hearing, and an opportunity to represent themselves.

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