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Coll 27/7 ‘Passports. Pilgrims. Pilgrim passes for Indian pilgrims proceeding to Persia.’ [‎9r] (17/44)

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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NO. 1.
(Lust 'To. 16;. taabaa.
Lurch* L8, vD-XH..
I liav« tha honour to report the Ions or Lashed
passport No, 14 Issued at this j;ost on ^ohruary 2h 9 19&& to
Nhulam Haider son or Moha&imed Azim or Kohut, North-.vest
Fi'ontior Irovines, India# The passport appears to have “bean
lost in Inaia in Larch 1930 hut instead of reporting its
loss the holder appears to have represented himself to he a
pilgrim at ilarachi where he obtained a pass for the purpose
oi vial ting itechoa unu herhela. This pass was iifipounueu in
Baghdad where a British Passport No* lo!6 was issuua to M**
as the Persian ^utlxorities insist that persons wishing to
enter rersia on an Indian ilgrim Pass mist obtain a visa
fxm a Persian Consular Bepresontative in India# Holders or
these passes are refuse.*. Persian visas elsewhere#
-I enclouw a copy of a despatch ho# rVd-. • froia
His ^jesty’s Vice Comul, ^aliSflan to His lajesty # s Gonsoi,
Pahuj. X'Qporting the circu&ii'taaees in which the loss of the
passport was discloscu. together with a copy of a statement
signed by Chulam Khlder# In a covering minute, of which a
copy is not forwarded, IU Ja : -uly expressed concern at the
apparent oaso with which pilgrim passes are obtainable in
3* Ihe usual Weaning of th# lose of the passport iu.s
been circulated#
I havo sent a copy of this despatch to Kis .^eety's
Cliarge d* Affaires at Tehran, to the Foreign Secretary to the
Govjxzmtmt 1
®is lajcsty’e Principal Uocretiiry of State for Foreign *JTfuirs,
foreign office,

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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)

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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Coll 27/7 ‘Passports. Pilgrims. Pilgrim passes for Indian pilgrims proceeding to Persia.’ [‎9r] (17/44), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3367, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 14 November 2019]

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