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Coll 6/51 'Pan-Islamic Congress, 1933-5. Activities of Shaukat Ali, the Mufti of Jerusalem and others.' [‎143r] (285/323)

The record is made up of 1 file (160 folios). It was created in 30 Mar 1933-7 Aug 1940. It was written in English and French. 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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Polxce, Atix^dauad, olriows that a party of 26 persona, most*
ly belonging to this Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. , intended to Join in a march
fxo.ft trie oabarmati Ashram to rtac on the 6 th August last*
They were, however, arrested under Section 55 of the
Criminal Procedure Code and proceedings under section 109,
Criminal Procedure Code, were to be launched against them.
The District Superintendent of Pol ice also reported that
some 300 to 400 persona f ion Kathiawar were expected to
attempt to resume the march from the place where the
previous batch had been arrested. As no further report
has been received from Ahmednbad about this movement, it
may be presumed that it has died out. The Agent to the
Governor General intends to endeavour to persuade the
Bhavnagar and ’Afcdhwan Darbnrs to take suitable action, if
any furtuer information reaches him, as it appears that
it is from Congress centres in these two States that these
persons proceeded to Ahmedabad*
Hie Eminence the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and a
Secretary of tne Delegation from Palestine have recently
visited Jiinagadh, iangrol and i&nawadar. The Agent to
the Governor General has not heard as yet if the above
mentioned Bar bars subscribed to the ^nd which His
Eminence is endeavouring to collect for the Muhammadan
University at Jerusalem* 11 is reported that the Grand
Mufti left Junagadh for Bombay on the 2 nd September. H
did not visit the Agent to tne Governor General.

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This file documents British concerns regarding the pan-Islamic movement, particularly in Palestine but also in other parts of the Middle East.

The file features the following principal correspondents: the Viceroy of India; the Secretary of State for India; His Majesty's Ambassador in Cairo (Miles Wedderburn Lampson); the High Commissioner for Palestine (Arthur Grenfell Wauchope); His Majesty's Minister at Jedda (Sir Andrew Ryan); the President of the Supreme Muslim Council, Palestine [Muḥammad Amin al-Husayni]; officials of the Foreign Office, the Government of India's Foreign Department, the Government of Palestine, and the Palestine Police Force's Criminal Investigations Department, Jerusalem.

The correspondence includes discussion of the following:

In addition to correspondence, the file includes the following:

  • Copies of extracts Palestine police summaries from 1933-1935.
  • A copy of a translation of a memorandum (author unknown) written in 1935, which discusses British policy regarding Palestine, as well as Jewish immigration and Zionism, from a Palestinian Muslim perspective.

The French material in this file consists of a copy of a French translation of a sermon given by Sheikh el Maraghi [Muhammad Mustafa al-Maraghi] in early 1938.

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence (folio 2).

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1 file (160 folios)

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

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 161; 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 2-160; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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Coll 6/51 'Pan-Islamic Congress, 1933-5. Activities of Shaukat Ali, the Mufti of Jerusalem and others.' [‎143r] (285/323), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2118, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 13 July 2024]

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