Coll 25/18 'Orders-in-Council: Qatar: Jurisdiction over foreigners in Qatar' [158r] (315/635)
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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Qopy of letter j5io # G/old-ld/4 f aatea uie btia Augaet
195d (lltn jaraaa ai fnani 14o7> , froiii Captain J.B.iiowee,
Officiating 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. , Banraixi, to anaiitn Anauilan
bin Qasim ai Tnani, CHnieT* o* ^atar#
Witn refereiice to your letter ox tne lotn. Kaoi il io^,,
I am directed to inform you by tne non'tie tne Political
Hesident on benalf of nis Majesty's tioverniueiit tnat, as 1
nave already tolct you veroaiiy on two occasions, you need,
nave no anxiety in regard to objections oy loreign covern-
ments to your exercising jurisdiction over tneir Moslem
subjects wnile tney are in ^atar, provided tnat you will
deal witn tnem and tneir cases justly and fairly, and in
doing so adnere strictly to tne principles of justice
recognised in tne law ox Islam*
In view of tms assurance I snail now oe glad if you
will write to me again to communicate your xmai acceptance
of the position set out in iay letter ^o*C-B05, dated tne
21st May 193d, in regard to tne division of jurisdiction
over foreigners in Q,atar.
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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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