Commit murder if you can, I will take care of matter: Purvanchal University VC Raja Ram Yadav to students

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Purvanchal University Vice Chancellor Raja Ram Yadav has courted a huge controversy after urging his students to commit murder and leave it to him to take care of the matter later. His comments have come a day after a violent mob killed police constable Suresh Kumar Singh Vats in Ghazipur.

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Addressing his students at a function in Ghazipur, Yadav said, “If you’re a student of this University, never come crying to me. If you ever get into a fight, beat them, if possible murder them, I’ll take care of it later.”

The video of Yadav has evoked angry reactions with many blaming his words for the collapsed law and order in the BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh. Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Omar Abdullah tweeted, “Get in to a fight, commit a murder as a result and this university VC will take care of things. This is what passes for an education in some places these days. Not surprisingly the audience even applauds his assertion.”

Similar angry reactions came from other users and activists too.

However, Uttar Pradesh Minister Sidharth Nath Singh promised action against the VC. He was quoted by news agency ANI, “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.”

Vats was the second police officer to be killed by mob this month in Uttar Pradesh after a group of Hindutva fanatics shot dead Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in Bulandshahr on 3 December.

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