A student association named Ambedkar – Periyar Study Circle has been derecognized by the Dean of Students of IIT Madras at the instigation of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The group became an eyesore to the NDA government since it criticized the policies of the NDA regime and the politics of RSS and BJP. An anonymous complaint which is evidently the handiwork of the Sangh Parivar has been used as the basis for such an action.