IIT Madras bans student forum for criticising PM Modi

MERAiitMadIIT Madras has banned a student forum called the Ambedkar Periyar Student Circle (APSC), based on an anonymous complaint that it was trying to spread hatred against PM Narendra Modi.

The under secretary of the Government of India wrote to the IIT director and forwarded a copy of the anonymous letter, requesting the Institute’s comments. Shortly after, the IIT dean informed APSC that they were ‘derecognised’ .

Now the APSC students are protesting the decision saying it was based on an anonymous complaint, and they were denied a hearing.