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File 4327/1911 Part 3 'Turco-Italian War: Muslim representations' [‎109v] (74/152)

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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 6th October 1911.
From— Muhammad Kazimali, Chittagong,
T 0 —The Secretary to the Government of India in the Home Department.
The Mussalmans of Chittagong, about 5,000 in number, assembled to-day at
3 p.m. in the compound of Juma Masjid to condemn aggressive policy of Italy in
attacking Turkish Tripoli without cause, and among other resolutions the follow
ing resolution was passed unanimously : 4th—Resolved that a telegram be sent to
the Home Secretary, Simla, praying to repress the Italian aggressors.
Telegram, dated (and received) the 7th October 1911.
From —Mohamadalik Kazu bash, Lahore, Naulakha,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Home Department.
Mussalmans of Lahore representing Punjab in crowded mass meeting assem
bled express their abhorrent indignation at Italy’s unprovoked aggression which
has endangered universal peace and in fully sympathizing with Turkey pray fer
vently for Turkish victory, also beseech beloved King-Emperor, as greatest
Muhammadan monarch, to thwart Italian aggression by exercising transcendent
British influence ; kindly convey above to Turkish Consul, Bombay, also.
Telegram, dated (and received) the 6th October 1911.
From—The President, Muslim Public Meeting, Madras,
To—The Private Secretary to His Excellency the Viceroy.
Muslims of Southern India representing all class in public meeting assembled
emphatically condemn Italy’s highhanded and iniquitous action in Tripoli and its
threatening attitude towards Sultan of Turkey whom Islamic worldregards as its
spiritual lord, and fervently pray that His Majesty King-Emperor may graciously
intervene to avert horrors of such unrighteous conflict and thereby place loyal
Muslim subjects throughout British Empire under deep obligation. The meeting
respectfully trusts His Excellency Viceroy will benevolently support meetings
prayer and convey it to the Eight Hon’ble Secretary of State for India in view to
necessary action being taken by British Government.
Telegram, dated (and received) the 7th October 1911.
From— Muhammadanlikhan Kazilbash, Lahore, Naulakha,
To—The Private Secretary to His Excellency the Viceroy.
Musalmans of Lahore representing Punjab in crowded mass meeting assembled
beseech their beloved Emperor as greatest Muhammadan monarch to thwart
Italy’s unprovoked aggression by exercising transcendent British influence.
Telegram, dated (and received) the 9th October 1911.
From—The Secretary, Sultana Sporting Club, Nagor, Negapatam,
To—His Excellency the Viceroy.
Nagor and Nagapatam Mussalmans assembled at a public meeting yesterday
expressed their indignation at Italy’s aggressive and anti-international action in
Tripoli and earnestly request Great Britain’s intervention.
Telegram, dated (and received) the 9th October 1911.
From— Mirayubkhan, Barrister, Karachi,
To—His Excellency the Viceroy.
Loyal Mussalmans assembled condemn Italy’s aggressive invasion on Turkish
possessions and request you to move King for immediate intervention.
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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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