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File 4327/1911 Part 3 'Turco-Italian War: Muslim representations' [‎109r] (73/152)

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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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Telegram, dated (and received) the 2nd October 1911.
From— Gholam Hossein Ariff, President, Mussalman Association, Calcutta,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Home Department.
Bepresentative Mussalmans in meeting assembled respectfully request inter
vention of Great Britain, the greatest Muhammadan power and lover of justice
and fair play, to check Italy in her career of aggression and outrage on international
morality regarding Tripoli.
Telegram, dated (and received) the 2nd October 1911.
From—The Anjuman Muzzafari, Calcutta,
To The Secretary to the Government of India in the Home Department.
Persians in India are alarmed at the attempt to dismember the Ottoman
Empire and pray for the good offices of England to prevent progress of conflict
in the interests of Islam and humanity.
Telegram P., dated the 7th October 1911.
From—His Excellency the Viceroy in India,
To His Majesty’s Secretary of State for India, London.
In view of appeals which are being received from Moslem societies in India
for British intervention in connection with Turco-Italian war, I propose to reply
that His Majesty’s Government regret their inability to interfere. Do you
approve ? If not, please tell me in what sense replies should be sent.
Telegram, dated (and received) the 4th October 1911.
From—M uhammad Wilayat Hussain, President, Daira Shahhujjatulla, Allahabad,
To The Private Secretary to His Excellency the Viceroy, Simla.
Muhammadans of Allahabad assembled in meeting under presidency of Maulana
Shah v\ ilayat Hussain Saheb express their regret at the unjust and uncalled
for war declared by Italy against Turkey, and whilst sympathizing with Sultan
of Turkey beg most humbly to request British Government, as greatest Muham
madan power, to exercise its influence in restraining Italy from its unjust and high
handed action. Beg His Excellency that above may be transmitted His Majesty
King-Emperor.
Telegram, dated (and received) the 5th October 1911.
From —Khazi Khandermohidin, Adoni, ,
To The Secretary to the Government of India in the Home Department.
Mussalmans of Adoni in public meeting assembled strongly protest Italy’s
unjustifiable action against Turkey and pray intervention of Great Britain, the
greatest Muhammadan power.
Telegram, dated (and received) the 6th October 1911.
F rom —Muhammad Shafi, Lahore,
T 0 The Secretary to the Government of India in the Home Department.
Executive Committee, Punjab Muslim League, earnestly prays British Govern
ment as the greatest Muslim power to use its benevolent influence in stopping unjust
war resulting from Italy’s unjustifiable aggression.

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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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