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Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [‎149r] (297/635)

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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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shall pay over and account for the same, when levied, to the
proper Qatar authority, as the Court may direct. The Court
may also enforce compliance with any judgment given by such
Tribunal against such person in the same manner as it may en
force compliance with a judgment given by the Court.
57 . — (i) If a person to whom this Order applies wilfully
gives false evidence in a proceeding before a Qatar Tribunal,
or in an arbitration between a person to whom this Order
applies, on the one hand, and a person to whom this Order does
not apply on the other hand, he shall be guilty of an offence, and
shall, on conviction, be liable to be punished with imprison
ment for a term which may extend to two months or with a
fine which may extend to i,ooo rupees, or with both.
(2) Nothing in this Article shall exempt a person from liability
under any other British Indian law to any other or higher
punishment or penalty:
Provided that no person shall be punished twice for the same
offence.
Part VI.— Registration.
58 . A register of persons subject to this Order (other than
corporations) shall be kept in the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. .
59 . Every person subject to this Order (other than a corpora
tion) resident within the limits of this Order shall, in the month
of January of each year, be registered at the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. .
A person subject to this Order arriving within the limits of
this Order shall apply for registration within one month after his
arrival provided that a person who fails to apply for or to obtain
registration within the time limited by this Article may be regis
tered at any time if he excuses his failure to the satisfaction of
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. .
60 . Where a person is in possession of a valid British or
foreign passport, 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, on the first registra
tion of any such person, endorse on the passport without further
fee than that provided for in Article 63 a certificate of regis
tration in such form as may be prescribed by the Secretary
of State. Where any such person applies for the renewal of
the registration and produces his passport, the renewal of the
registration shall, without further fee than that provided for in
Article 63, be endorsed thereon.
61 . Every person, who has not previously been registered,
applying to be registered under this Order shall, unless excused
by 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. , attend personally for that purpose at the
Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ; but any person applying for the renewal of
his registration need not attend personally unless directed by
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. so to do, provided that the registration of the
wife or wives of a man who is registered under this Order may,

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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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