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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎16r] (31/635)

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The record is made up of 1 file (314 folios). It was created in 18 Jul 1935-8 Jun 1935. 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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87. Nothing in this Order Khali deprive the Political .Resident, or fitt?
officer subordinate to fihn, ot the ngiit to observe, and to enforce the
observance of, or shall deprive un^ person of the benefit of, any reason
able custom existing in Qatar, unless this Order contains some express
and specific provision incompatible with the observance thereof.
88. Nothing in this Order shall—
(0 Affect any power or jurisdiction conferred by, or referred to m,
the Act of the Indian Legislature, entitled the Indian
Extradition Act, 1903 (Act XV of 1903), or the Indian
(Foreign Jurisdiction) Orders in Council, 1902(&) and
1937(b); or w
(«) Affect any jurisdiction for the time being exercisable by the
Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. under any Act of Parliament of the'
United Kingdom other than the Foreign Judisdiction Act.
1890; or
(Hi) Prevent the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. from doing anything which
His Majesty's Consuls in the dominions of any State in
amity with His Majesty are for the time being by law, us,age
or sufferance entitled or enabled to do.
89. Not later than the 31st day of March in each year, or such other
day as the Secretary of State, or, with his previous or subsequent assent,
the Governor-General, directs from time to time, the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency.
shall send to the Governor-General, for transmission to the Secretary of
State, a report on the operation of this Order up to the 31st day of Decem
ber in the previous year, or such other date as the Secretary of State, or,
with his previous or subsequent assent, the Governor-General, directs
from time to time, showing for the preceding twelve months the number
and nature of the proceedings, criminal and civil, taken under this Order,
and the result thereof, and the number and amount of fees received, and
such other information, and being in such form, as the Secretary of State,
or with his previous or subsequent assent, the Governor-General, from
time to time directs.
90. —(1) A printed copy of this Order, and of all Rules of Procedure
and other Rules for the tune being in force under this Order, shall be kept
open to inspection free of charge in the Office of the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. and
of each Court established under this Order.
(2) Printed copies thereof shall be sold in Bahrein or Qatar at such
reasonable price as the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. from time to time directs.
91. —(1) This Order shall be published in the Gazette of India within
such time after the passing thereof as the Secretary of State may pres
cribe, and shall come into force on such day (in this Order referred to as
the commencement of this Order), within six months after that publica
tion, as the Governor-General may, by notification in the said Gazette t
appoint in this behalf.
(2) But any appointment under this Order may be made at any time
after its passing, and no proof shall, in any proceedings, be required of
any of the matters prescribed by this Article.
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Rupert R. Hmvorth.

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Correspondence, minute papers, and notes relating to the issue of The Qatar Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , 1939. The correspondence is mostly between officials at the Foreign Office, 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. , Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , and the Government of India, Foreign and Political Department (later, External Affairs). The papers concern the discussion of the need for the order, its drafting, issue, and distribution, as well as its revision in 1939.

Correspondence with the Shaikh of Qatar, Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani [Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī], is also included and mostly relates to his wish for assurance of his jurisdiction over Muslim foreigners.

A copy of the order is found on folios 138-153. A copy of the Kuwait Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). is also included, for reference purposes (folios 271-86).

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1 file (314 folios)
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The file is arranged in chronological order from the back to the front.

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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 317; 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 2-103 and ff 104-316. These are also both written in pencil and located in the top right corner of each folio. The former have been circled and crossed out, the latter have not been circled.

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