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File 287/1917 'Arabia: Deportation of undesirable Indians' [‎9r] (22/324)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (155 folios). It was created in 12 Dec 1916-14 Jun 1920. It was written in English and Urdu. 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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From Viceroy, Home Department
Dated 22nd May, 1920,
Received 24th - 12 noon.
Your telegram of the 12th inst. Maulana Mahmud Hasan,
The camp at Malta where he was interned was due to close down
on December 31st, and the General Officer Commanding, Malta,
asked for early orders as to his disposal. We decided, in
pursuance of policy of amnesty, to permit his return to India
without restrictions. We hope, on his arrival in India,to
enlist good offices of Sir Rahim Bakhsk, president of the
Council of the Regency of Bahawalpur, in exercising moderating
influence over Maulana. G.0,C.,Malta, reported Maulana left
Malta en route for India for Egypt on March 12th last on
"Himalaya”. He has not yet arrived in India,- and repeated
enquiries on our part have so far elicited no information.
We have made fresh enquiries of G-.Q.C. ,Malta, and Egyptian
Government regarding tdae Maulana as we cannot undersoano. one
delay which has occurred in his return.

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The file contains papers, mostly 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. minute papers and correspondence, relating to the deportation from the Hejaz of certain Indians for anti-British and pro-Turkish activities (as part of the silk letters movement), and their internment in Malta.

The file includes correspondence between the 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. and the following: the Government of India Foreign and Political Department; the High Commissioner for Egypt, Sir (Arthur) Henry McMahon; the Foreign Office; the Colonial Office; and the War Office. The file also includes correspondence between the High Commissioner for Egypt, Sir (Arthur) Henry McMahon, and the Foreign Office, and between the High Commissioner for Egypt and the Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Department.

The file includes photographic copies of the silk letters, which are written in Urdu (folios 63 to 66).

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1 volume (155 folios)
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The papers are arranged in chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 157; 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.

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English and Urdu in Latin and Arabic (Nastaliq variant) script
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