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The Protection of Muslim Pilgrims Act, 1896

( ACT NO. I Of 1896 )

Definitions
2. In this Act, unless there be something repugnant in the subject or context,-
 
 
(a) "pilgrim" means a 1[Muslim] who is proceeding to or returning from the Hedjaz;
 
 
(b) "pilgrim broker" means a person who buys and resells, or sells on commission, or takes any reward for the purchase or sale of passage-tickets, whether by sea or railway, for pilgrims;
 
 
(bb) "Muallem", means a person who offers for monetary consideration to act as a guide to pilgrims and includes any person employed by or acting for the furtherance of the business of, or under the direction of such guide:
 
 
Provided that a Muallem who is an Arab subject shall be excluded from the restrictions imposed by or under this Act;
 
 
(c) "agent" includes a person who has chartered a ship for the conveyance of pilgrims;
 
 
(d) [Omitted by section 2 of the Protection of Muhammadan Pilgrims (Amendment) Act, 1956 (Act No. XIII of 1956).]
 
 
(e) "Commissioner of Police" means-
 
 
(i) [Omitted by section 2 of the Protection of Muhammadan Pilgrims (Amendment) Act, 1956 (Act No. XIII of 1956).]
 
 
(ii) as regards any place to which this Act may hereafter be extended, any person whom Government may appoint, by name or by virtue of his office, to perform in such place the functions of the Commissioner of Police under this Act.

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