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Coll 27/7 ‘Passports. Pilgrims. Pilgrim passes for Indian pilgrims proceeding to Persia.’ [‎2r] (3/44)

The record is made up of 1 file (20 folios). It was created in 5 Nov 1930-28 Jul 1934. 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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I have the honour to report that a number of
British Indians travelling on Pilgrim Passes issued
in India and desiring to return from Iraq, to India
via Persia have recently arrived here without
the necessary visa from the Persian Consular
Authorities in India. Bince the Persian Consular
Authorities in this country consistently refuse to
give a visa for Persia on a Pilgrim Pass issued in
India, these pilgrims have been obliged to obtain
from this Consulate regular British passport’s valid
for six months only at a cost of Rs.lO/-/~ each, an
additional expense which some of them can ill afford*
It is observed that while certain pilgrim passes
issued at Karachi, Lucknow, Hyderabad Deccan, Hangu
etc., bear a printed warning advising pilgrims intend
ing to visit Persia of the necessity of having their
passes visaed by the Persian Consular Authorities in
India, other Pilgrim Passes issued at Bara Banki,
Banda, Cawnpore, Unao, Basti, Moradabad, Peshawar,
et., do not bear this warning.
Seeing that its omission results in inconvenience
and hardship to certain pilgrims as explained in
paragraph (l) above, I beg to suggest that renewed
instructions be addressed to all authorities in India
issuing pilgrim Passes emphasizing the necessity for
the inclusion of the warning on every pass valid for
the journey to Iraq, and Persia.
I have, etc.,
Illegible.
The Secretary to the Government of India H.M. Consul,
in the foreign and Political Department,
Simla, India.

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The file contains correspondence relating to pilgrim passes issued to Indian nationals proceeding to Persia [Iran] from India (via Iraq).

The correspondence is largely between the Foreign and Political Department of the Government of India and the following: the Government of Bengal, Political Department, Passport Branch; the Consul General for Persia in India; HM Consul, Baghdad; and HM Minister, Tehran.

The file also includes correspondence between the following: HM Consul for Sistan and Kain, and HM Vice Consul, Zahedan; HM Consul for Sistan and Kain, and HM Minister, Tehran; and HM Consul General at Meshed, and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

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.

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1 file (20 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 front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 22; 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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