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March 6, 2014

Kashmiris say: '#WeAreSeditious'

Netizens protest Indian university's decision to punish students cheering for Pakistan during cricket match.

Three among the dozens of Kashmiri students expelled from their university from left, Gulzar Ahmed, Muteebul Majid and Aijaz Bhat, speak to journalists in Srinagar, India, Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP/DAR YASIN)

Police have declined to charge nearly 70 university students who were facing sedition charges in India after cheering for the Pakistani cricket team over India during a televised match. According to police, university students in the northern city of Meerut were accused of committing an "anti-national act" and disrupting campus. The students have also been suspended. 

The hashtag #WeAreSeditious emerged online with many discussing the actions of the students and the university's response.