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Is cheering for opponent in a sporting event an act of sedition?

shriram | 22nd March 2014 | Law And Justice
Is cheering for opponent in a sporting event an act of sedition?

    According to Section 124-a, whoever excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards the Indian government shall be punished with imprisonment or with a fine. but it is different from innocent love of a rival sports team. is Cheering a better playing squad sedition?
Recently 67 Kashmiri students were suspended by a university in Meerut for allegedly celebrating the victory of Pakistan over India in the Asia Cup match also Meerut police slapped sedition charges against them. After repeated requests by State CM to his UP counterpart and subsequent protests by students, the Uttar Pradesh government later dropped the sedition charges against the students:
When people of Indian origin in western countries cheer for India, they do not see it as an anti-national activity. Any matured and democratic society should respect the freedom of any institutions and communities.


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