IIT-M found itself at the centre of a controversy after it derecognised Ambedkar Periyar Studu Circle (APSC), many of whose members are Dalits, following a complaint that it was critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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The Ambedkar Periyar Studu Circle (APSC), in IIT Madras has, over the years, After an anonymous complaint that the Ambedkar Periyar Studu Circle (APSC), in IIT Madras was “inducing hatred” against Narendra Modi , the group was “de-recognised”. Protests broke out across India, and in solidarity, similar groups were formed in IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi, Jadavpur University and JNU. The ban was subsequently lifted by IIT Madras.