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'File 10/10 II Bahrain Additional Area' [‎5r] (9/104)

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The record is made up of 1 file (52 folios). It was created in 31 Dec 1947-9 Nov 1949. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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we had no rights over any part of the sea area lying
between Bahrain and this line. If our ownership of
this area was in doubt why were these negociations
approved by Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. ?
4. In para 4 of your letter you state that our
sovemgn rights in Dibal and Jaradah shoals, which
are above spring tide low water level, are recognised.
These two shoals are in fact the terminus of one long
continuous shoal which begins off Sitra Island and reaches
Dibal and Jaradah. There is no deep water channel crossing
this shoal and the highest points of this shoal, at Dibal
and Jaradah, cannot be separated from the main shoal.
We contend that all the sea lying between our coasts up
to and including Dibal and Jaradah should be included in
the sea over which we have sovereign rights.
5. We are unable to understand why our island of Jinan,
which, owing to the rich fishing grounds around it, is
an island of value, has been excluded from the Hawar
group. Jinan is used as a base by our fishermen who are
accustomed, with our permission, to erect huts on the
island in the fishing season. Jinan has been recognised
as one of the islands of the Hawar group and was speci
fically referred to by us in our letter to H.B.lTs Poli
tical Agent, vide letter No. C/180 of April 28, 1936 from
our Adviser to H.B.M's Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. ., It is marked
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6. In conclusion we consider that the delimination
described in your letter should be readjusted and the
dividing line should run from and including Jinan up to
the north east corner of Dibal, including the whole
length of the shoal which starts at Sitra and which
appears above the surface at Dibal and Jaradah.

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The file contains correspondence and telegrams between the Sheikh of Bahrain, Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifah, the Sheikh of Qatar, Abdullah Bin Qasim Al Thani, the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in Bahrain and representatives of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO), on the division of the sea-bed between Bahrain and Qatar, notably the Hawar Islands and Deebel and Jaradeh shoals.

There are letters in Arabic and a map of Bahrain (folio 45).

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1 file (52 folios)
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The documents in the file are arranged in chronological order.

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The foliation is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. The numbering begins on the front cover of the file, on number 1 and it carries on until 51, which is the last number given on the last page of writing. There is another foliation, incomplete and misplaced: the numbering starts with 4 on the first page of writing (folio 2) and ends with 136 (folio 31); missing folios: 6-23; 25-35; 38-42; 43-44; 49-54; 59-65; 67-74; 82-87; 88-95; 97-129; 133-135.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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