**Bhubaneswar:** The vice chancellor of Purvanchal University in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur district has stirred up controversy by reportedly asking students to commit murder if they get into a fight. The video of the speech has gone viral on social media.
“If you are a student of Purvanchal University, don’t come to me crying,” Vice-Chancellor Raja Ram Yadav is heard telling students at an event in a college in Ghazipur on December 28, a day before violence broke out in the district. “If you get into a fight with someone, beat up that person. If possible murder him, we will take care of things after that.”
Yadav made the remarks to the students of Satyadev Degree College and Ram Manohar Lohia Degree College in Ghazipur. Yadav is known to have links with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, and had taken the initiative to start the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Institute in Purvanchal University, sources said.
While, the source and authenticity of the video is yet to be ascertained, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh slammed Raja Ram Yadav for his statement.
He said that the VC of such mentality has no right to stay in his position. “It was wrong, he can’t make such comments. He should teach students the way of peace but he’s doing ‘gunda raj’, VC of such mentality has no right to stay in his position. I hope Deputy CM will take appropriate action,” Singh said.