Purvanchal University V-C asked to explain inciting remarks
LUCKNOW: Taking cognisance of a recent inflammatory statement purportedly made by the 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.
Raja Ram Yadav was speaking on Friday at a college event in Ghazipur.
In a purported video, which went viral recently, the VC, 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 said, "I have asked the vice-chancellor to present his side of the video, which has gone viral on various social media platforms."
Ghazipur was the spot where a police constable Suresh Vats was killed by a mob, allegedly belonging to the Nishad Party, the same evening. Raja Ram Yadav was a professor of the Allahabad University, who was appointed the vice-chancellor of Purvanchal University - which has 350 affiliated colleges - in April 2017.