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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎51r] (101/146)

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The record is made up of 1 file (71 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1946-31 Dec 1946. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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BAHRAIN INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY FOR PERIOD 1ST
TO 15TH SEPTEMBER, 1946.
196. MOVEMENTS OF OFFICIALS .
(i) On the 2nd captain H.D.H. Ranee, 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. ,
Bahrain, left for Bushire by the s.s."Barpeta".
(ii) On the 11th the Hon'ble Lt-Col. W.B. Hay, C.S.I.,
C.I.E., 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. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , left for Muscat
by the L.T. "Nearchus".
197. RAS AL KHAIMAH .
Reference paragraph 184 of intelligence Summary No. 16.
The Shaikh of Has al Khaimah has been receiving reports
that the sons of his brother, Shaikh Muhammad bin Salim, were
again plotting against him. On the 30t'i August he garrisoned ^
his fort and strategic points in Ras al Khaimah town and Muraideh
village across the creek, stopping all traffic to and from the
town and village. When two of his nephews entered Muraideh
village they were fired on and forced to withdraw. Thereupon
Shaikh Muhammad bin Salim and his sons took up positions in the
gardens surrounding Muraideh village. He also wrote to the
Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent giving him an account of what had taken place
and forwarded a petition signed by 30 Ras al Khaimah residents
condemning the Shaikh of Ras al Khaimah's action and electing
Shaikh Muhammad as Ruler.
The Shaikh of Sharjah first sent his brother to
effect a settlement and later, on the 3rd September, proceeded
to Ras al Khaimah himself. As a result of his visit the desul
tory firing that had been indulged in by both sides ceased and
the Shaikh of Ras al Khaimah permitted the inhabitants to leave
and enter Ras al Khaimah town and Muraideh village. The latter
insists however that his brother and nephews must leave Ras al
Khaimah, which they refuse to do. The Shaikh of Sharjah has
called in the Shaikh of Ajman as mediator, but they have so far
been unable to effect a settlement.
Shaikh Muhammad bin Salim has visited the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India.
Agent to warn him that if the shaikh of Ras al Khaimah persisted
in his attitude hostilities would brea^: out. The Shaikh of Ras
al Khaimah has also visited Sharjah to complain of the high
handedness of his nephews and of their plotting to overthrow him.
He has informed the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent that he will be able to cope
with the situation should hostilities commence.
198. DUBAI-ABU DHABI DISPUTE .
(i) Reference paragraph 183(ii of Intelligence Summary
No.16. '
Hamid bin Buti, maternal uncle of the Shaikh of Abu
Dhabi, recently visited Sharjah to make peace with the Beni Qitab
but left on the 3rd September as Shaikh Muhammad bin Ali bin
Huwaidin, Chief of the Beni Qitab, did not come to Sharjah to
meet him. It appears that Shaikh Rashid, eldest son of the
Shaikh of Dubai, recently had a secret meeting in the desert with
Shaikh Muhammad and extracted a pledge from him that the Beni
Qitab would not make a separate peace with Abu Dhabi. He also
supplied the latter with rifles, ammunition, ready cash, and
provisions.
/(ii) Tills

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The file contains fortnightly intelligence summaries produced by the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. at Bahrain for the year 1946. The reports, marked as secret, were sent to the Government of India, the 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. , and numerous diplomatic, political, and military offices in the Middle East. Each report is numbered from 1 to 24 and covers a two week period.

The reports are divided into short sections that relate to a particular subject. Contained within the file is intelligence on the following:

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1 file (71 folios)
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 73; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 1-73; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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