TDN World Desk: Pondicherry University students’ council announced a boycott call to the annual convocation ceremony on December 23 in which President Ram Nath Kobind was laso invited to preside over.

The decision taken in solidarity with the protesting students in Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia University after police brutally targeted the students to muzzle their voice against Citizenship Act.

Through a joint statement on Friday, the council clarified reason behind the boycott declaration. Council Secretary V Kuralanban and President Parichay Yadav said the boycott move was to register their voice against the NRC and CAA and as well as to extend solidarity with the students who are facing repression across the nation in their peaceful protests.