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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [‎153v] (93/142)

The record is made up of 1 volume (65 folios). It was created in c 1953. It was written in English. 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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(3) Over all other nationals of any country of the British Commonwealth
(whether they are Moslems or otherwise), except the nationals of the Union of South
Africa, of Pakistan, of the British Protected Shaikhdoms in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , of
Zanzibar and of the States of the Aden Protectorate, the Consular authorities of
His Majesty shall have a like jurisdiction save that they shall not hear and
determine—
(i) criminal cases and civil suits, including those which arise in connexion
with laws and regulations made by the Sultan, in which the complainant
or plaintiff is the Sultan's Government or a national of the Sultan; and
(ii) bankruptcy proceedings which the Sultan decides shall be heard and
determined by his Courts.
(4) If any decision is given against a national of His Majesty, as defined in
paragraph (1) above, by a Sultanate Court, the Sultan will, if the Consul of His
Majesty so requests, refer the case to a Shara Court of Appeal which shall be
appointed by the Sultan for that purpose.
(5) A national of His Majesty, as defined in paragraph (1) above, shall not be
arrested nor his property seized nor his house, office, warehouse or other premises
occupied by him entered and searched by an officer of the Sultanate save in case
of necessity for the prevention of a breach of the peace or a breach of the Sultanate
laws or regulations or in the case of a fugitive offender attempting to take refuge
with a national of His Majesty, and in this event the proceedings shall be reported
and the national of His Majesty so arrested and the property seized handed over
to the Consul of His Majesty for trial or disposal.
(6) All laws and regulations made by the Sultan which are or shall be
applicable to nationals of the Sultan and to foreign nationals shall, unless the
Sultan decides otherwise, automatically apply to nationals of His Majesty, as
defined in paragraph (1), and to other nationals of any country of the British
Commonwealth in cases heard by the Consular authorities of His Majesty in
accordance with paragraph (3), save that in the exercise of His jurisdiction the
Consular authorities of His Majesty shall follow the procedure laid down in their
own law.
(7) At the personal request of the Sultan the Consul of His Majesty shall
without undue delay arrange the departure from the Sultan's territories of any
person considered by the Sultan to be undesirable who is a national of His
Majesty, as defined in paragraph (1), provided that nothing in this paragraph shall
prevent His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom from making
representations to the Sultan on behalf of any such person.
(8) All fines imposed by the Consular authorities of His Majesty in regard to
offences under the Sultanate Customs, Municipal or Passport Regulations shall
be paid over to the Sultanate Treasury.
(9) For the purposes of these arrangements corporate bodies shall be deemed
to be citizens or nationals of the territory under whose laws they are created.
I shall be grateful if you will kindly confirm that 1 have understood correctly
so that I may inform His Majesty accordingly.
(ii)
Letter, dated Decemhev 20 1951, frowi the Sultan of Muscat to the
Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency.
We have received your Excellency s letter of to-day's date regarding extra-
territorial jurisdiction and we confirm that you have understood correctly Your
Excellency may inform His Majesty the King accordingly.

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Appendices to IOR/R/15/1/731(1). The appendices relate to the chapter on general matters, and to the chapters on Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the Trucial States, and Muscat. Also includes genealogical tables of Ruling Families in the Gulf at the end of the volume and (separately filed) further handwritten genealogical tables.

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1 volume (65 folios)
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There is a list of contents at the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 110 on the front cover and terminates at 176 on the last of the loose folios stored in polyester sheets. These numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. The foliation sequence is a continuation of that in the main part of the document - IOR/R/15/1/731(1).

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'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [‎153v] (93/142), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/731(2), in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023807432.0x00005e> [accessed 17 February 2020]

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