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File 287/1917 'Arabia: Deportation of undesirable Indians' [‎83r] (176/324)

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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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:'aulana. I ahmud Hasan. 11.12.17. (conic!)
in i ecca and turning them out. I refused. I said I was a
stranger doing the Hajj and was not qualified to sign. They believ
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ed I did not accept the fatwa and were angry. I do not know any
other reason. They arrested me and sent me t- Jadda. I want to
Taif. I saw Ghalib Pasha in ..ecca for a. few minutes, but had no
special conversation with him. He gave me no paper. t sent no
papers by Kuhammad .-‘ian. He was with me in the Haj j and went hack.
I met Anvar Pasha, and Jamal Pasha in Medi/^na in the Shrine, hut got
no paper from them. There was a big gathering. Hosain Ahmad
made an address, as did others. I had gone with Husain Ahmad.
A mufti introduced Hosain Ahmad to them and asked us to go too as
we were with Hosain. They came up to us. 1 did not get papers
fror: Anvar Bey or Jamal Pasha or give then, to Haji Shah 3o.kh%h or
Ha]i Hasan, I made no enquiries in - ecca about the oath oi obe
dience to the Turk taken by the Sharif, nor did I send any papers
about that by Haji Shah Bakhsh. I have heard no news of Ubaid
Ullah nor of Muhammad Mian, I never had any i idea oi going across
the frontier to Kabul. I have never been there, Sow nor even to
Peshawar. I do not remember seeing Abul Kalara. He came once to
the Deoband School to a gathering, but I was ill and did not go.
As people were going back to the station I saw Ajimal Khan with some
others . • y house is in the way. ■ . t. ■■ t may have been ti ere
but l did not know him. I did never heard of the amiyat Ksshullsh
nor of the Bar ul Irshad. T have heard of the Naxarat ul muarif
ul Quranin and have seen it. It was in the enclosure of the Patib-
puri Mssjid and I knew Kaulana Abdis Rashid of Gugoh. I signed the
fatwe that Indian Khfcammadans should be loyal to the iritish Govt.
I never declared India a Dar ul Harb. Dar ul Islam has two mean
ings. It may mean a country where the ruler is a Muhammadan and
it may mean one where Muhammadans are allowed to exercise their
religious

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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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