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1206 INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN TREATIES [58 STAT. (3) Nothing contained in this Ordinance shall render any person subject to any liability whether civil or criminal in respect of anything done by him to a member of the said forces in good faith and without knowledge that he was a member of those forces. 3. (1) For the purposes of this Ordinance and of Mepobr-i LvI of 9. the Allied Forces Ordinance, 1942, in its application taryanrc to the military and naval forces of the United States an proof of America, all persons who are by the law of the United States of America for the time being subject to the military or naval law of that country shall be deemed to be members of the said forces: Provided that no person employed in connection with the said forces, not being a citizen or national of the United States of America, shall be deemed to be a member of those forces unless he entered into that employment outside British India. (2) For the purposes of any proceedings in any Court of British India a certificate issued by or on behalf of such authority as may be appointed for the purpose by the Government of the United States of America stating that a person of the name and description specified in the certificate is, or was at the time so specified, subject to the military or naval law of the United States of America, shall be conclusive evidence of that fact. (3) For the purposes of any proceedings in any Court of British India in which the question is raised whether a party to the proceedings is or was at any time a member of the military or naval forces of the United States of America, any such certificate as aforesaid relating to a person bearing the name in which that party is charged or appeared in the proceedings shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to relate to that party. (4) Any document purporting to be a certificate issued for the purposes of this section, and to be signed by or on behalf of an authority described as appointed by the Government of the United States of America for the purposes of this section, shall be received in evidence and shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to be a certificate issued by or on behalf of an authority so appointed. LINLITHGOW, Viceroy and Governor General. SHAvAx A. LAL, Se&y. to the Gott. of India.