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Kashmiris face sedition charges for cheering Pakistan cricketers

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

Pakistan's first-ever World Cup cricket thumping of India on Oct. 24 inflamed animosities in the already tense Kashmir region.   © Getty Images

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.

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