Students in India arrested, expelled for rooting for Pakistani team

March 6, 2014 at 2:53 PM

MEERUT, India, March 6 (UPI) -- Sedition charges were dropped Thursday against 67 Meerut, India, college students, expelled for allegedly cheering Pakistan's cricket team against India.

The students, from Kashmir, at Swami Vivekanand Subharti University in Meerut celebrated Pakistan's victory over India Sunday in cricket's Asia Cup, the Indian newspaper The Hindu reported, leading to the charges and disciplinary action by the school.

Although the Uttar Pradesh government dropped the sedition charges, the students remain under arrest for the offenses of promoting enmity between different groups and mischief, police said.

A committee formed at the school said it investigated the matter, and with the sedition charge erased, announced the school would welcome the return of the students.

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