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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎34r] (67/635)

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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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29 . If any person to whom this Order applies smuggles or
imports into or exports from Qatar any goods the importation
or exportation whereof is lawfully prohibited he shall be
punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to
one year, or with a fine which may extend to 2,000 rupees or
to a sum equal to treble the value of the goods (whichever shall
be the greater), or with both imprisonment and fine.
30 . Any act which, if done in British India, would be an
office against the law for the time being in force in British
iflRa, relating to trade-marks, merchandise marks, copyright
designs, or inventions, shall, if done in Qatar by a person to
whom this Order applies, be an offence punishable with im
prisonment for a term which may extend to two months, or
with a fine which may extend to 1,000 rupees, or with both.
31 . — (1) If any person to whom this Order applies: —
(i) Publicly derides, mocks or insults any religion,
established or observed within the limits of this
Order; or
(ii) Publicly offers insult to any religious service, feast, or
ceremony established or kept in any place within
those limits, or to any place of worship, tomb, or
sanctuary belonging to any religion established or
observed within those limits, or belonging to the
ministers or professors thereof; or
(iii) Publicly and wilfully commits any act tending to bring
any religion established or observed within those
limits, or its ceremonies, modes of worship, or observ
ances into hatred, ridicule, or contempt, and thereby
to provoke a breach of the public peace;
he shall be guilty of an offence, and on conviction thereof
liable to imprisonment, which may extend to two years, with
or without a fine not exceeding 500 rupees, or to a fine alone
not exceeding 500 rupees.
(2) 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. shall take such precautionary
measures as seem to him proper and expedient for the prevention
of such offences.
32 . — (1) If any person subject to this Order prints, publishes,
or offers for sale any printed or written newspaper or other
publication containing seditious matter, he shall be guilty of an
offence and on conviction thereof liable to imprisonment, which
may extend to two years, with or without a fine not exceeding
1,000 rupees or to a fine alone not exceeding 1,000 rupees, and
may, in addition to, or in lieu of, any other sentence, be ordered
to give security for good behaviour, or to be deported.
(2) Where any printed or written newspaper or other publica
tion containing seditious matter is printed, published, or offered

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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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