New Delhi: The Vice-Chancellor of the Jaunpur University in Uttar Pradesh has landed in a controversy by asking the students to not hesitate in murdering someone who they have an argument with.

“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, we’ll take care of it later,” Purvanchal University Vice-Chancellor Raja Ram Yadav can be heard saying at a seminar.

The video of the controversial statement, which was purportedly made at a function held at Satyadev College in Ghazipur’s Gandhipuram, went viral on Saturday.

“Youth student is the one who brings out water just by kicking a rock. The student who fulfils the resolution he takes in his life, is known as a student of Purvanchal University,” the V-C further said in his speech.

Slamming V-C Raja Ram Yadav’s remarks, Congress leader Shailendra Singh asked, “What lesson does he want to give to the students by making such a statement?”

Samajwadi Party spokesperson Abdul Hafiz Gandhi said, “This is nothing but incitement. Vice Chancellor must be booked for inciting and provoking students to indulge in criminal activities. He is not behaving as a vice-chancellor, but as a war lord of a criminal gang. We cannot expect academic excellence from such criminal-minded people. He should be sacked for making such statements.”

Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah also took to twitter to condemn the act. “This is what passes for an education in some places these days. Not surprisingly the audience even applauds his assertion,” he wrote.

The controversial remarks from the Vice Chancellor came on a day when a police constable was killed in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur when protesters hurled stones at vehicles returning from the venue of a public meeting addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.