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File 4327/1911 Part 3 'Turco-Italian War: Muslim representations' [‎93r] (41/152)

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The record is made up of 1 item (75 folios). It was created in Oct 1911-May 1912. 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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and immediate result of Italian action against the
Asiatic possessions of the Sultan, coupled with the
report that some of the neutral Powers intend to take
advantage of Turkey’s difficulties to her detriment.
will he to impel large bodies of Mussulmans from India
as well as the Frontier to endeavour to reach the seat
of war as volunteers, and it would he impossible for
His Majesty’s Government to repress the movement without
risk of great unpopularity.
So long as the war was confined to the regions for
the conquest of which it was undertaken the Asiatic
Mussulmans were not brought into direct touch with the
conflict; and the influence of this League and of other
Mahommedan bodies in India and elsewhere was directed
to allaying the natural excitement among their own
people by pointing to the evident desire of His
Majesty’s Government to use their good offices at the
first favourable opportunity to bring about a termina
tion of the war on equitable terms honourable to Turkey.
But the extension of hostilities to the Dardanelles and
places within reach of Constantinople, which is re
garded

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Part 3 consists of correspondence relating to representations to the British Government by various Muslim groups and their supporters unhappy about Italian aggression during the Italo-Turkish War 1911-12. Many of the representations consisted of requests for intervention by the British against what was viewed as an attack on Muslim people and lands. Communications from many groups are present, including:

  • the Punjab Muslim League [a branch of the All-India Muslim League];
  • the directors of Jumna Mosque in Bombay;
  • Muslims of Lahore;
  • Muslims of Southern India;
  • Muslims of London and their sympathisers;
  • Muslims of Port Elizabeth, South Africa;
  • Muslims of Kimberley, South Africa;
  • the Indian Red Crescent Society;
  • the London All-India Moslem League.

There is further objection from such groups following Italian expansion of the war to the Dardanelles and Aegean Sea in April 1912.

The correspondence includes the discussion between the Government of India, Foreign Office, and 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. over how to respond to the representations.

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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

The subject 4327 (Turco-Italian War) consists of one volume divided into four parts.

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