Congress on Tuesday condemned the attack on Vikram University vice-chancellor (VC) Jawaharlal Kaul by a group of saffron activists and said their behaviour was similar to Taliban's actions.
The Congress said it is shameful that in the city of Rishi Sandipani, renowned across the world for its traditions and culture, has witnessed the ugly incident where a vice-chancellor has been beaten up.
Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Arun Yadav termed it an unpardonable act. Yadav said that while chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan recently told the police to act fearlessly against the criminals and hooligans, the incident in Ujjain shows that there is no fear among such elements in the state.
The party questioned the law-and-order situation in the state and has demanded stern action against the perpetrators of the act.
It has asked how the Bajrang Dal and VHP could go to the extent of beating up a teacher, especially, within days of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teacher's Day speech. The Congress has also demanded security for students hailing from Jammu & Kashmir, who are living and studying in the state.