The agitating members of DYFI raised slogans against Modi-led NDA government and HRD Minister Smriti Irani even as they were whisked away by the policemen.
    
They also had a heated exchange of words with the police and raised slogans against the management of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) and sought action against it for derecognising Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle recently.
    
A DYFI volunteer said the 'agenda of RSS' will not be allowed in Tamil Nadu. Security has been beefed up around IIT-M in anticipation of more protests, police said.

Meanwhile, DMK and MDMK expressed 'shock' over the 'intolerance' shown by the authorities of IIT-M, and expressed concern over 'threats' to freedom of expression.
    
"This stand to curb freedom of expression taken by the institution and the Union government is the most disheartening. This incident displays a clear unwarranted interference of the Union government in the running of an educational institution," DMK Treasurer MK Stalin said in a statement.
    
MDMK leader Vaiko slammed Irani for saying she had nothing to do with the derecognition episode even as he condemned the institute's management for 'stifling' dissent.

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