UP govt asks Purvanchal University V-C to explain statement telling students to 'murder' people they get into fights with

Lucknow: Taking cognisance of a recent inflammatory statement purportedly made by vice-chancellor of the Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University in Jaunpur, the Uttar Pradesh government has asked him to present his side of the story.

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Purvanchal University vice-chancellor Raja Ram Yadav. Twitter/@ANI

In a purported video, which went viral recently, the V-C, Professor Raja Ram Yadav can be seen telling students not to come crying if they get into a fight, rather beat up the person or maybe kill.

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, who also holds the higher education portfolio told PTI, "I have asked the vice-chancellor to present his side of the video, which has gone viral on various social media platforms."

In his address to the students, the V-C can be seen in the video saying, "Agar aap Purvanchal University ke chhatra ho to rote hue mere paas kabhi mat aanaa. Ek baat bata detaa hoon…Agar kisi se jhagda ho jaaye to uski pitaai karke aanaa, aur tumhaaraa bas chale to uskaa murder karke ana, uske baad hum dekh lenge (If you are a Purvanchal University student, don't come to me crying. If you get into a fight with someone, beat up that person. If possible, murder him. We will see after that."

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Updated Date: Dec 30, 2018 22:43:19 IST

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