IIT-M is in the eye of a storm over derecognition of Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle(APSC) on Friday following a complaint that it was critical of Modi. The action had led to protests by political parties including Congress and AAP.
BJP, meanwhile, said the Union Government was not behind the decision as it was taken by the administration of the institute on grounds of misuse of privileges and violation of guidelines.
NCSC Chairman PL Punia told PTI today that a notice has been issued to IIT-M and a reply has been sought.
"I have issued a notice to the institute and sought its reply after taking note of the incident myself. We will take action in this regard," Punia said, adding, "Youngsters must get freedom of speech on campuses. Imposing bans thus is like suppressing their voices. This is completely wrong."

He further accused the Centre of being "insensitive" towards the marginalised sections and claimed that the number of anti-Dalit incidents had increased ever since the Modi government came to power.

"Such incidents have increased. These are not minor incidents, but serious ones," said Punia, who is a Congress Rajya Sabha MP.
While seeking Modi's intervention for revoking the order immediately to ensure that peace and a healthy atmosphere prevailed at the institute, Karunanidhi castigated Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani for "authoritarian" interference that allegedly led to the derecognition of the students group.
"Because of this incident, the otherwise peacefully functioning institute has turned into a war zone," he said.
Without naming Irani, he said that "unilateral" and "authoritarian" interference by Modi's ministers on such issues will impact both the youth of the country and the nation's peace.

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