Majlis sentence example
The Majlis was duly elected, and was opened by the shah in person on the 7th of October 1006.
All matters affecting the community are discussed in the majlis or assembly, to which any tribesman has access; here, too, are brought the tribesmen's causes; both sides plead and judgment is given impartially, the loser is fined so many head of small cattle or camels, which he must pay or go into exile.
The Revolution.On the 12th of November the shah visited the Majlis, and repeated his pledge, but during December a riot in Teheran developed into a political crisis, in which the shahs troops were employed against the civil population.
The Majlis issued a manifesto to the powers, declaring that the shah intended to overthrow the constitution, and demanding intervention.
Two persons were killed, but the shah was unhurt, and the Majlis formally congratulated him on his escape.Advertisement
A prolonged ministerial crisis, in April and May, was attributed by the Nationalists to the influence of reactionary courtiers, and by the Royalists to the influence of the Anjumans, or political clubs, which were alleged to control the Nationalist majority in the Majlis.
Early in June the Majlis urged the shah to dismiss the courtiers under suspicion.
The house of parliament was bombarded, and when the Majlis appointed commissioners to discuss terms, the shah issued a manifesto dissolving the Majlis, and entrusted the restoration of order in Teheran to military administrators.
He also proposed to substitute for the elected Majlis a council of forty members, nominated by himself; but under pressure from Great Britain.
She greeted us warmly and ushered us into the majlis, a huge, carpeted room festooned with large red pillows.Advertisement
On the 5th of August 1906, Muzaffar-ud-Din Shah issued a rescript in which he undertook to form a national council (Majlis) representing the whole people (see above, Constitution).
The Russian and British ministers in Teheran urged Mahommed All to maintain the constitution, and he sent a message to the Majlis, promising compliance with its demands and agreeing to place the whole army under the control of the ministry of war.