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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎33v] (66/635)

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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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27 . If any person to whom this Order applies does any of the
following things, namely: —
(1) Wilfully by act or threat obstructs any Officer of, or
person executing any process of, the Court in the per
formance of his duty; or
(2) Within or close to the room or place where the Court
is sitting wilfully misbehaves in a violent, threaten
ing, or disrespectful manner to the disturbance of the
Court, or to the intimidation of suitors or otlpkrs
resorting thereto; or
(3) Wilfully insults any members of the Court, or any
assessor, or any person acting as a Clerk or Officer
of the Court during his sitting or attendance in Court,
or in his going to or returning from Court; or
(4) Does any act in relation to the Court or a Judge thereof,
or a matter pending therein, which, if done in re
lation to a High Court in British India, would be
punishable as a contempt of such Court, or as a
libel on such Court or the Judges thereof, or the
administration of justice therein;
such person shall be liable to be apprehended by order of the
Court with or without warrant, and, on inquiry and considera
tion, and after the hearing of any defence which such person
may offer, without further process or trial, to be punished with
a fine not exceeding 100 rupees, or with imprisonment not
exceeding twenty-four hours.
A Minute shall be made and kept of every such case of punish
ment, recording the facts of the offence and the extent of the
punishment.
Provided that, if the Court thinks fit, instead of proceeding
under the preceding provisions, it may direct or cause the
offender to be tried in a separate criminal prosecution or pro
ceeding, in which the offender shall be liable to any punishment
to which he would be liable if the offence were committed in
relation to the Court of a Sessions Judge in India.
Nothing herein shall interfere with the power of the Court to
remove or exclude persons who interrupt or obstruct the pro
ceedings of the Court.
28 . If any person to whom this Order applies smuggles or
imports into or exports from Qatar any goods whereon any duty
is charged by or payable to the Sheikh, with intent to evade
payment of the duty, he shall be punished with imprisonment
for a term which may extend to two months, or with a fine
which may extend to 1,000 rupees or to a sum equal to treble
the value of the goods (whichever shall be the greater), or with
both imprisonment and fine.

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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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