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20000 turn up for football match in Kashmir near LoC: official

56   //    20 Sep 2017, 20:25 IST

Srinagar, Sep 20 (PTI) Enthusiasm overshadowed fear in Bangus valley, close to Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, when thousands of people turned up to witness a football match in an area where access is otherwise restricted due to security reasons.

Jammu and Kashmir Football Association held the final match of Bangus Valley Soccer Tournament at Baki Aker ground in Rajwar area of Bangus, about 75 kms from the summer capital here, on September 18 and fans in large numbers gathered at the venue to witness the match played under lights.

From boys as young as eight years to senior citizens, the crowd thoroughly enjoyed 60 minutes of high voltage football in the match between Mohammaden Sports Sopore and SW Ashkura Baramulla at the place where the entry is restricted due to security reasons.

Aijaz Sofi, chief patron DFA Kupwara,

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