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Coll 17/10(3) 'Internal: political situation; relations with HMG' [‎4r] (7/513)

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The record is made up of 1 file (256 folios). It was created in 29 Apr 1940-24 Oct 1941. 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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Copy of letter NoiD^lGS-L.Bo/
- April 1940 from the Resident? into jthe Secretary
^ Chungking, to the Government of India in the «tl jAffairs #
Department, New Delhi, Q f Q. I / 1*+*
tiatad tlie 10 th -
in -Ka3i*ii-r to jthe Secretary
I Affairs
Affairs of the I
Badruddin Khan
y if tii^ /-la,tS/ Khan Sahib
1—, . ..... ou^
1 V
With reference to the letter from the External Affairs
■ s Department, No;F.6(2)-x/39, dated the 24th February 1940 on
1 the subject mentioned above, I have the honour to state that
^ the position was explained to the sons of the late Khan
Sahib Badruddin Khan who were asked whether they anticipated
any difficulty in obtaining their share of the inheritance in
2, Jamaluddin eldest surviving son of late Khan Sahib
Badruddin Khan said that Najmuddin Khan is half brother to
Khan Sahib Badruddin Khan (bom of different mothers) while
Khair Nisa Khan is real sister to Najmuddin Khan. Khairuddin
Khan is the father of all three. Najmuddin Khan is a man of
1 no importance and a spend-thrift and if the property is in
! his hands it is most unlikely that Jamal uddin and his brothers
will ever see anything of it as Najmuddin would in all pro
bability dispose of it as soon as possible. Also he is not
on good terms with the family of Khan Sahib Badruddin Khan*
Jamal uddin suggested that the property should be placed
in charge of an agent appointed by His Britannic llajesty’s
Ccnsul General, Kashgar. It was explained to him that in the
view of the Consul General the Chinese authorities were most
unlikely to alter their order.
C<<1 Jamaluddin also asked for information about a property
it+y belonging to his father (bought in the name of the late Faiz
Mohammad Khan eldest son of Badruddin Khan ana his 3 brothers
and their mother Hajira Bibi) situated in village Tosala
J l ^enghe Chankash Saksan Kanti about two miles outside Khotan
which the family took refuge when they were first turned out
* 4 w # SrAp** Khotan. Jamaluddin said that there was 80 Makars land
Mahar*approximately 1 X 500) with a house garden fruit
trees valued at &. 50,000/-. They also left some of their
% ^Ji^moveable property valued at Bs* 1100/- in the house*. This
/♦ /vM ^ ^ A) nnR o on r5 OQT*rlpn had not.
Louse and garden had not been compulsorily taken over before
they were driven out, as was their property in Khotan.
3. I would request that the action taken by the Government
of India in the matter may kindly be intimated to me so that
I may be able to inform the members of the family of late
'Khan Sahib Badruddin Khan who now contemplate going to Rawal
pindi where they hope to be able to start a small business
with the compassionate grant promised by Govemnment. I hope
that further efforts will be possible to obtain for them some
compensation for their losses in Khotan.
Copy of letter NosF.6(2)-x/39, dated the 25th April 1940
from the Additional Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
in the External Affairs Department, to His Majesty^ Consul T =
General, Kashgar.
Affairs of the family of the late Khan Sahib
Badruddin Khan*
6 1 -ia-1941
-54 28

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This file is a continuation of IOR/L/PS/12/2861. It contains correspondence and memoranda regarding relations between HMG Her or His Majesty’s Government in London. and the Government of Iraq, and documents the reaction of 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 Foreign Office to political developments within Iraq. The papers primarily consist of communications between HM Ambassador to Iraq and HM Foreign Secretary, regarding the cabinet of Rashid Ali al-Gaylani, his resignation in January 1941 and the formation of a new cabinet under Taha al-Hashimi, and the resumption of power by Rashid Ali backed by the military in April 1941. The file concludes with papers detailing the escape of the Regent 'Abd al-Ilah, and initial negotiations with Rashid Ali's Government of National Defence.

The papers include detailed discussion of the relations between Iraq and the Axis Powers, and attempts by the British to persuade the Government of Iraq to sever diplomatic ties with Italy. They also discuss British concerns over the growing anti-British sentiment in Iraq, as a result of British interference in Iraqi internal affairs and British policy towards Palestine and Syria. Amongst the papers are intelligence reports on the 'Golden Square' Generals (folios 58-59), and a copy of British plans to undermine the Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Amin al-Husseini (folios 194-195). The file also contains a small number of communications from the Government of Iraq, and from HM Ambassadors to Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the USSR.

Folios 4-8 concern the affairs of the family of the late Khan Sahib Badruddin Khan, and appear to have come from a different file.

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1 file (256 folios)

The papers are arranged in rough 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 last folio with 256; 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. Two additional foliation sequences are also present in parallel between ff 2-256, and ff 206-225; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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