Published: Sat, June 24, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

India drops sedition charges against 15 Muslims

India drops sedition charges against 15 Muslims

The Madhya Pradesh police on Thursday dropped sedition charges against 15 Muslim youths arrested in Burhanpur district's Mohad town for celebrating the Pakistan cricket team's triumph over India in the ICC Champions Trophy final on June 18.

One man's freedom fighter can, it is true, be another man's terrorist, but surely charges of sedition are being bandied about in a very cavalier manner. The hatred-driven rhetoric that filled the airwaves forces us to ask, whatever happened to sportsmanship?

Pakistan made history winning the maiden ICC Champions Trophy final and breaking the jinx defeating India in any major event. Or have there been other forces at work that are creating a strong emotion of enmity against our neighboring country?

A majority of those arrested by the police on the sedition charge are either daily wagers or marginal farmers.

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The men belonging to Muslim community were arrested for allegedly shouting pro-Pakistan slogans, after Pakistan defeated the Indian team at Oval in London on Sunday. The accused youths had shouted pro-Pakistan slogans and burst crackers. Their application for bail was denied and they were sent to jail. Apparently, Harsha Joshi, executive VP - group trading, Dentsu Aegis Network has told Financial Express that Star India's revenues fell short of the target of Rs 43.5 crore.

India are due to stage the next Champions Trophy in 2021 but Richardson warned Monday it was by no means certain the event would go ahead, with the former South Africa wicketkeeper saying future World Twenty20s could feature up to 20 teams.

Sedition - behaviour inciting people to rebel against the authority of a government - carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment in India. "Their actions suggested that they were trying to conspire against the Indian government by supporting Pakistan in the cricket match, because of them, there is an atmosphere of unrest in the village".

Pakistan batting first, cautious early on, to cement a total big enough to combat India's line-up, came alive, through opening batsman Fakhar.

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