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File 4327/1911 Part 3 'Turco-Italian War: Muslim representations' [‎110r] (75/152)

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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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Dated Bombay, the 3rd (received 6th) October 1911.
From— Abdul Raoof Khan, Honorary Secretary,Anjuman Zea-ul-IsIam/ 1
To—The Private Secretary to His Excellency the Governor-General of India in
Council, Calcutta.
I have the honour to forward herewith, on behalf of the Anjuman Zea-ul-Islam,
copies of resolution passed by the Muhammadans at their meeting held on Monday*
the 2nd October 1911, and as resolved by them.
Resolved —That this meeting of the Muhammadans of Bombay, assembled
under the auspices of the Anjuman Zea-ul-Islam this day the 2nd October 1911,
take this opportunity of emphatically protesting against the unprovoked and un
justifiable aggression of Italy against the Government of His Imperial Majesty
the Sultan of Turkey and consider the action of Italy both immoral and brutal in
the sight of God and man, and hereby tender our heartfelt sympathy to His
Imperial Majesty the Sultan of Turkey. Nothing would please the Muhammadan
subjects of His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of India more than That His Imperial
Majesty’s Government will continue to show the usual sympathy and friendship
towards Turkey in her resistance of an unjust invasion.
No. 738, dated Simla, the 12th October 1911.
Endorsed by the Government of India in the Home Department.
Telegram from the Taluk Muslim Association, Transferred to the Foreign Department
Tindivanam, dated the 7th October 1911, for disposal.
Telegram, dated (and received) the 7th October 1911,
From—The Taluk Muslim Association, Tindivanam,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Home Department, t
Loyal Tindivanam Taluk Muslim subjects aggrieved at Italy’s immoral aggres^
sion. Pray England the greatest Muhammadan power for intervention.
Telegram, dated (and received) the 11th October 1911,
From— Hamid Ali Khan, President, Mussalman Association of Lucknow,'
To—His Excellency the Viceroy, Simla.
Mussalmans of Lucknow in meeting assembled strongly condemn unchristiain
aggressive conduct of Italy in provoking inhuman war. Respectfully pray their
most humanitarian Government in Europe to do all it can to check Italy in her
nefarious designs.
Telegram, dated (and received) the 13th October 1911.
From—The Secretary, District Muslim League, Muzaffargarh,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department.
The Mussalmans of Muzaffargarh assembled in Juma Masj id sympathize with
Turkey in her troubles. Protest against Italy’s aggression and pray that His
Imperial Majesty King George be pleased to intervene.
Telegram, dated (and received) the 12th October 19114
From —Rizali, Vakil, Moradabad,
To—The Private Secretary to His Excellency the Viceroy.
Local Mussalmans of Moradabad assembled in meeting respectfully pray
British Government as greatest Mussalman power to curb the aggression of Italy
and protect Ottoman Empire from Italian tyranny.
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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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