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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎61r] (121/635)

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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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50 . —(i) If an Officer of the Court, employed to execute a
decree or order, loses, by neglect or omission, the opportunity
of executing it, then, on complaint of the person aggrieved and
proof of the fact alleged, the Court may, if it thinks fit, order
the Officer to pay the damages sustained by the person com
plaining, or part thereof.
(2) The order may be enforced as an order directing payment
of money.
Part V.— Mixed Cases : Qatar Subjects and Persons
Subject to this Order.
(a) Criminal.
51 . When a Qatar subject desires to institute a complaint
against a person to whom this Order applies, or a person to
whom this Order applies desires to institute a complaint against
a Qatar subject, 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 entertain the same
and send it to the Joint Court.
(b) Civil.
52 . —(1) When a Qatar subject desires to bring a suit against
a person to whom this Order applies, or a person to whom
this Order applies desires to bring a suit against a Qatar subject,
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 admit the complaint and refer it to
a Joint Court.
(2) Nothing herein mentioned shall prevent the Joint Court
from referring any matter in the progress of a suit which in
volves a point of Muhammadan law to a Qazi for decision, or
from sending any party or witness, being a Muhammadan, to
a Qazi for the administration of an oath.
53 . — (1) Where a person to whom this Order does not apply
obtains, in a Court established under this Order, a decree
or order against a defendant, being a person subject to this
Order, and in another suit that defendant is plaintiff and the
person to whom this Order does not apply is defendant, the
Court may, if it thinks fit, on the application of the person
subject to this Order, stay the enforcement of the decree or
order pending that other suit, and may set off any amount
decreed or ordered to be paid by one party in one suit against
any amount decreed or ordered to be paid by the other party
in the other suit.
(2) Where a plaintiff, being a person to whom this Order does
not apply, obtains a decree or order, in a Court established
under this Order, against two or more defendants being persons
subject to this Order jointly, and in another suit one of them is
a plaintiff and the person to whom this Order does not apply
is defendant, the Court may, if it thinks fit, on the application
of the persons subject to this Order, stay the enforcement of
the decree or order pending that other suit, and may set off any

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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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