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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎65r] (129/635)

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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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(a) S.R. & O. 1902, No. •466.
(b) S.R. & O. 1937 . No - 25 1 -
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deceived and published 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. , and such
disallowance shall be without prejudice to anything done or
suffered under such Regulations in the meantime.
(2) All King’s Regulations shall be published by the Political
Resident in such manner and at such places as he may think
proper.
(3) In this Order “ breach of the Regulations ” includes the
breach of any native or local law or custom, the observance of
which is required by any King's Regulations.
86. Judicial notice shall be taken of this Order and of the
commencement thereof, and of the appointment of the Political
Resident, 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 Judicial Assistant, and of the
constitution and limits of the Courts and districts and of the seals
and signatures, and of any rules and regulations made or in
force under this Order, and no proof shall be required of any
of such matters.
87 . Nothing in this Order shall deprive 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. ,
or an officer subordinate to him, of the right to observe, and to
enforce the observance of, or shall deprive any person of the
benefit of, any reasonable custom existing in Qatar, unless this
Order contains some express and specific provision incompatible
with the observance thereof.
88. Nothing in this Order shall—
(i) Affect any power or jurisdiction conferred by, or
referred to in, the Act of the Indian Legislature,
entitled the Indi» Extradition Act, 1903 (Act XV
of 1903), or the Indian (Foreign Jurisdiction) Orders
in Council, I902( a ) and I 937 ( b )l °f
(ii) 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 Parlia
ment of the United Kingdom other than the Foreign
Jurisdiction Act, 1890; or
(iii) 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, usage or sufferanc^pentitled 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 Irom 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 December 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
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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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