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File 287/1917 'Arabia: Deportation of undesirable Indians' [‎34r] (74/324)

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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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I TELEGRAM FROM VICEROY, HOME DEPARTMENT
J
(RECD. 5 p.m. 2nd JANUARY, 1919).
Your uelegram of 9th instant. Indian detenus at Malta,
v/e have throughout borne in mind considerations urged by
you and have been influenced by them in decision not to
release dangerous agitators in India.* These considerations
do not however apply equally to Mauiana Mahmud Hassan. We
recognise the probability of a movement in India in favour
of easy terns for Turkey but we thin^^b-Turkish agitation
is more likely to draw strength from the Mauiana * s detention
than from his release. Hitherto he has not been a publicist
or a political agitator. In our opinion his release
would on the whole have beneficial results and would gratify
a large number of loyal Moslems on account M sanctity in
which he is held. We do not think that it would give
rise to an idea that our general policy towards Turkey
is weakening. We should be glad to know if in
consideration of these facts you are prepared to take
course recommended in our telegram of 3rd December.

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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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