India arrests 15 people for celebrating Pakistan cricket team's win


"We've been here since June 2 and we've played some practice matches and the quality of cricket we have played is improving every day so I'm very happy with the way the team is progressing".

The Madhya Pradesh police has dropped sedition charges against 15 persons, arrested in Burhanpur district for cheering Pakistan cricket team after it won the ICC Champions Trophy final against India.

Police in central Indian state Thursday dropped sedition charges against 15 Muslim men for allegedly raising anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans following the country's defeat in the global cricket tournament.

However they still face charges of disrupting communal harmony and criminal conspiracy for the rowdy celebration in Burhanpur, which has large Muslim and Hindu populations and a history of religious violence.

If found guilty, they could be sent to prison for life. If convicted, the men could be sentenced up to 14 years in prison.

"We have some videos regarding the arrests, which will be produced in court as evidence". To be fair, they've just brought back the same Google doodle that marked the beginning of the ICC Champions Trophy, but we're not really complaining because this just way too much fun.

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She said: "In previous years our families, friends, sponsors and supporters had to watch via the internet and even then, it was following live scores on certain websites". India made its debut in the Championship in 1978, the time it hosted the event for the first time.

Pakistan's win over India resulted in pockets of violence breaking out across the country, notably in West Bengal.

According to Pathak, similar incidents between the two sets of fans have occurred in the past.

The reason behind the small contract extension was due to the fact that the BCCI-appointed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which consists of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, wanted more time to decide on who should become India's next head coach.

Following the arrests, security was ramped up to calm rising tensions.

Last year, a Pakistani man was arrested for waving an Indian flag after his personal idol, Virat Kohli - India's cricket team captain, scored 100 runs to win a match.