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Celebration Becomes Sedition under BJP Rule

Since when did Supporting another team become an act of sedition?

Image Courtesy: Rebel Politik

Police has arrested 15 Muslim men for cheering for Pakistan after the ICC Championship Trophy Tournament. The men have been charged with sedition – punishable by life in prison. The hatred-driven rhetoric that filled the airwaves forces us to ask, whatever happened to sportsmanship? Have we become so blinded by propaganda surrounding India-Pakistan cricket matches that we mistake aggressive jingoism for patriotism? Or have there been other forces at work that are creating a strong emotion of enmity against our neighboring country? Is this the ‘Democratic India’ we hoped to live in, where support for another country in a cricket match makes you seditious. 

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