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Kashmiris face sedition charges for cheering Pakistan cricketers

Indian police say online celebration 'might spoil' the nation's 'atmosphere'

SRINAGAR, India -- It was late at night, around 11 o'clock, on Oct. 26 when the mother and younger sisters of Arshad Yousuf learned that the 21-year-old -- the family's hope for a better future -- had been suspended from college, arrested by police and charged with sedition for celebrating Pakistan's T20 World Cup cricket victory over India on social media.

Arshad was suspended from Raja Balwant Singh Engineering Technical Campus, in Agra, a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which borders Nepal.

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