War has once again broken out over Kohinoor, one of the world’s most famous diamonds, by filing a petition with Pakistan’s Lahore High Court seeking to bring it back from Britain, the petitioner said India ogled, Pakistani government took action to bring him back to Lahore
The battle has once again erupted around Kohinoor, one of the most famous diamonds in the world. A petition was filed Tuesday in the High Court of Lahore in Pakistan, demanding the return of this diamond to British Queen Elizabeth II. The petitioner said the government should take action to bring Kohinoor back. The Lahore High Court asked the petitioner to present his case on July 16.
Lawyer for petitioner Javed Iqbal insisted in his petition that he had received reports that India was making efforts to bring Kohinoor back. He called on the High Court to ask the government to step up efforts to bring Kohinoor back to Pakistan. Iqbal said the British people snatched this diamond from Dalip Singh and took it with them to London.
Kohinoor diamond 108 carats
Iqbal said the British Queen has no rights to this diamond and that it is part of the cultural heritage of the Punjab. Suffice to say that India is also trying to bring back the Kohinoor diamond, one of the largest diamonds in the world. This diamond is currently on display in the Tower of London. This diamond is approximately 108 carats.
In 2010, then British Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly said during his visit to India that the British Museum would be empty if Britain agreed to return the diamond. The Indian Government had told the Supreme Court that the diamond had not been forcibly taken or stolen by the British, but had been given as a gift by the rulers of the Punjab to the East India Company. There are many legal and technical barriers to obtaining this diamond, as it dates back to the pre-independence period and therefore does not fall under the Antiquities and Artistic Property Act 1972.