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Jan 07

India arrests citizens who cheered Pakistan’s victory over India in cricket match–for sedition

Uttar Pradesh, India. October. The Guardian reports that “Indian police have arrested seven Muslim youths for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in a cricket match.” The prospective charges: sedition, cyberterrorism and “promoting enmity among groups.”

“[F]ederal cabinet minister Sidharth Nath Singh, told NDTV news channel that Uttar Pradesh police would take the strictest possible action against anyone for exulting in India’s defeat in Sunday’s T20 World Cup cricket game in Dubai.”