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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎28r] (55/635)

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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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Government of India Act, I 935 » the Governor-General of
India in Council.
“ Imprisonment " means imprisonment of either descrip
tion as defined in the Indian Penal Code.
Joint Court ” means a court composed of the Political
Agent and the Sheikh of Qatar or their representatives.
Judicial Assistant ” means the officer for the time
being appointed by the Secretary of State or, with his pre-
^yious or subsequent assent, by the Governor-General to be
Judicial Assistant to 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. .
" Month ” means calendar month.
Oath or Affidavit ” includes affirmation or
declaration.
Offence means any act or omission made punishable
by any law for the time being in force.
Person ” includes corporation.
'‘Political Agent ” means His Majesty’s Agent at
Bahrein, appointed by the Governor-General, including a
person acting temporarily with the approval of the
Governor-General for such 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. or his repre
sentative or any 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. who may subsequentlv be
appointed to reside in Qatar.
“ Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. “ means the Office, Residence, Court
or other appointed place of business 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. .
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. “ means His Majesty’s Political
Resident 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. , including a person acting
temporarily with the approval of the Governor-General for
such 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. .
£ deludes all places and waters within the limits
ot this Order.
“ Qatar subject ’’ means a subject of the Sheikh of
or , an y Mos l em person, not being a British subject.
cu -i u Z1 f ^ i P eans an y official Qazi appointed by the
Sheikh of Qatar and accepted by 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.
Rules of Court ’’ means rules of Court made under the
provisions of this Order.
‘/Secretary of State ” means one of His Majesty's
Principal Secretanes of State. ^
“ Sheikh of Qatar,’’ hereinafter called “ the Sheikh ’’
means the ruling Sheikh of Qatar, or his duly accredited
representative for the time being.
“ Ship ” includes any vessel used in navigation, however
propelled, with her tackle, furniture, and apparel, and anv
boat or other craft. 1 y
“ Treaty ” includes any capitulations, convention, agree
ment or arrangement made by or on behalf of His Majesty
with any State or Government, King, Chief, people, or
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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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