Can the teachers force me to write and maintain neat running notes
Can they link running notes to semester internals
In general no, but if this is a course on how to study effectively, then part of the course is writing and maintaining neat running notes and that would have to be part of the grade.
tell me how to sit
In general no, unless what you are doing is disruptive. The difficulty is that what is disruptive is subjective.
which seat to sit in
Now with COVID we have to control who sits where, especially make sure that distance is maintained.
force us to participate during class
Active participation is part of the grade in many of my classes. So yeah, absolutely.
Can they force us to attend classes
Yes, the extend to which this can happen depends. In some institutions there are certain justifications necessary, e.g. to learn how to work in a lab you have to attend the lab... In other institutions every class can be compulsory. Most are somewhere in between.
by yelling, talking to us condescendingly or even by threatening us
That can be serious, and deserves a question in its own right. So I am not going to discuss this here as part of this long list.