In the age championships in India, a number of players were disqualified from cheating. This is bad and sad and we all knew it would happen.
I do not understand the decision of the AICF of removing the players, but keeping the results. The tournament is already damaged badly. Some top games never happened, because of the intrusion of the cheaters. But this arbitrary justice, where those playing against computer assisted opponents are punished for the crimes of their opponents is beyond me. I understand that they would be getting free points. But if the crime was discovered during the game, this is what would happen. To disqualify one player for cheating and punish the opponent is, in a word, wrong. Out of bad solutions, which is all there is, this is probably the one that creates the most hurt and demotivates most kids from pursuing their dreams in our sport.
Sadly, Arshiya was cheated worst of all with her last two round opponents being cheaters. She not only did not get the points, she also lost the chance to play the winners.