Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [118v] (236/635)
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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for sale within the limits of this Order by a Company incor
porated under the laws of any part of His Majesty’s dominions,
protectorates, protected states or mandated territories, the Court
may, after notice to the Company, and on proof of the facts,
require the Company to give security to abstain from such
printing, publishing, or offering for sale in future. If the Com
pany fail to give security, or it the Company is shown to have
again printed, published, or offered for sale such newspaper,
or other publication containing seditious matter after giving
such security, the Court may make an order prohibiting the
Company from carrying on business within the limits of the
Order, and may make such other orders as to the Court may
seem just. The Court may also declare all the property of
the Company within the limits of the Order to be forfeited to
His Majesty, and shall dispose of it, subject to any general
or special directions of the Secretary of State, as it thinks fit.
(3) Matter calculated to excite tumult or disorder, or to ex
cite enmity between persons subject to this Order and the Sheikh
or Qatar subjects, or between different classes of persons sub
ject to this Order, or between the Sheikh and Qatar subjects,
shall be deemed to be seditious matter within the meaning of
33 .—(1) If a Clerk or Officer of the Court acting under
pretence of the process or authority of the Court, is charged with
extortion, or with not paying over money duly levied, or with
other misconduct, the Court may, if it thinks fit, enquire into
the charge in a summary way, and may for that purpose
summon and enforce the attendance of all necessary persons
as in a suit, and may make such order for the repayment of
any money extorted, or for the payment over of any money
levied, and for payment of such damages and costs as the
Court thinks fit.
(2) I he Court may also, if it thinks fit, on the same enquiry
impose on the Clerk or Officer such fine, not exceeding 50 rupees
for each offence, as the Court thinks fit.
(3) A Clerk or Officer punished under this article shall not,
without the leave of the Court, be liable to a civil suit in respect
of the same matter, and any such suit, if already or afterwards
begun, may be stayed by the Court in such manner and on such
terms as the Court thinks fit.
(4) Nothing in this Article shall be deemed to prevent any
person from being prosecuted under any other BritishV British
Indian law for any act or omission punishable under this
Article, or from being liable under that other law to any other
or higher punishment or penalty than that provided bv this
I rovided that no person shall be punished twice for the same
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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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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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