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In Pictures: Kashmir Conference in Laois proves to be a successful event

The Midlands Park Hotel was host to Ireland’s largest conference on the Kashmir conflict recently.

The conference was organised by Naeem Iqbal and was organised to show support and consolidation for people who are currently affected by the on going crisis and to act as an informative talk to educate people.

The Ambassador of Pakistan to Ireland, Mr Shuja Alam, TD and Chairman Public Accounts Committee, Mr Sean Fleming, Mayor Willie Aird and other elected members of the County Council in Laois were all in attendance at this conference, along with the leaders of Asian, African, European and middle eastern communities.

On August 5 2019, the Indian government revoked the special status accorded to Indian Occupied Kashmir in its constitution, the most far-reaching political move on the disputed region in nearly 70 years.

The Kashmir valley was placed under lockdown with all communications lines cut and political leaders placed under house arrest.

The world capitals and the international human rights groups condemned the move and are demanding the release of all political leaders, restoration of media and free movement of journalists and the general public with immediate effect.

The conference was an addition to serious of efforts being made all over the world to show support and solidarity with the innocent men, women and children living in siege for weeks.

The conference looked to be a great event and very informative.

A big thanks to Alf Harvey who was at the event for sending along these photos!

The organising committee with His Excellency, Ambassador of Pakistan in Ireland Shuja Alam; Deputy Se‡n Fleming, Laois Cllr Padraig Fleming and Limerick Cllr Azad Talukder at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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His Excellency, Ambassador of Pakistan in Ireland Shuja Alam; Se‡n Fleming TD; Naeem Iqbal, organiser and Cllr Willie Aird, Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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Donal OÕShea, secretary Laois PPN with Presentation Sisters Sr. Dominicia and Sr. Pius at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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Fifi Sibanda, Karen McHugh and Resemary Kunene, Laois Integration Network with Pauline Flanagan at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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Tasleem Zulfiqar and Sana Tariq, Portlaoise at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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Mohammad Hanif from Kashmir; Shady Elmagdeub, Egypt; Zeid Almuselly, Syria; Thomas Faulkner, Portlaoise; Emad Arab, Egypt and Damien Nee, Portlaoise at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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Azeem Nasir, Muhammad Khalil, Waseem Javid, Muhammad Asif Aziz and Raheel Shahzad, Pakistan at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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Azeem Nasir, Muhammad Khalil, Waseem Javid, Muhammad Asif Aziz and Raheel Shahzad, Pakistan at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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The All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
Photo: Alf Harvey, no reproduction fee.at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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Student Asma Zulfiqar speaking at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council Willie Aird speaking at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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Se‡n Fleming TD and chairman of the Public Accounts Committee speaking at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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Se‡n Fleming TD and chairman of the Public Accounts Committee speaking at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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His Excellency, Ambassador of Pakistan in Ireland Shuja Alam speaking at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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Organiser Naeem Iqbal, Portlaoise making his address at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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Mehwish Mansoor, Javeria Naveed, Saira Asiff, Sana Tariq and Tahira Ismail, Portlaoise at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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Hafsah Tariq and Marium Naeem, Portlaoise at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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Naeem Iqbal with Presentation Sisters Sr. Pius and Sr. Dominicia at the All Ireland Kashmir Conference ÔLet Kashmir SpeakÕ in The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
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