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CHRONOLOGY 1898

1898

February

28

Wrote to the British Agent at Pretoria, informing him of the Transvaal Indians' intention to file Test Case in regard to Law 3 of 1885.

1898

March

2

Appeared in the  Somnath Maharaj case for a retail license in respect of trading premises.

1898

August

8

The Transvaal High Court ruled in Test Case that no distinction could be made between places of residence and  business premises, and that Indians must reside as well as trade only in Locations  specified by Government.

1898

August

19

Cabled the Viceroy of India, communicating adverse decision of Court in Test Case.

1898

August

22

Petitioned Indian  National Congress, seeking its intervention in regard to implementation of the Locations policy by the Transvaal Government.

1898

August

25

Forwarded copy of  above petition to Secretary of State for India.

1898

August

30

Cabled Bhownaggree and India about Test Case judgment saying that Indians relied on Chamberlain's intercession.

1898

August

30

Cabled Bhownaggree and India about Test Case judgment saying that Indians relied on Chamberlain's intercession.

1898

September

14

Pleaded unsuccessfully in Dada Osman's case before Durban Town Council against refusal of trading licenses to  Indians on racial grounds.

1898

November

3

Cabled Colonial  Secretary protesting against visitors' and embarkation fees imposed under the Immigration  Act.

1898

November

19

Locations Notice  published in Government Gazette.

1898

November

28

Represented to Indian  National Congress about serious financial loss from enforcement of the Locations order.

1898

November

29

Participated in  inaugural ceremony of the International Printing Press in Durban set up at his suggestion.

1898

December

5

Cabled India,  suggesting that British friends take advantage of High Commissioner's visit to England and  secure reversal of policy in regard to Locations.

1898

December

23

Sought expert legal  opinion from European counsel on points at issue in Licensing law.

1898

December

31

Drew up petition to  Secretary of State for Colonies regarding Dealers' Licenses Act, 1897.