It was once the world's largest knowndiamond, is worth a reported ￡100m and is currently part of Britain's crown jewels.
But India wants it back.
Bollywood stars and businessmen have unitedto instruct lawyers to begin legal proceedings in London’s High Court to return the Koh-i-Noordiamond.
The diamond was in the crown worn by theQueen Mother at the coronation of her husband King George VI in 1937 and againat Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953.
The group, which has called itself the“Mountain of Light” after the translation of the stone’s name, say that the105-carat diamond was stolen from its true home in India and are demanding thatthe UK Government returns it.
#When is a gift not a gift?
Generations later when people want what isnot theirs.
These people would be better employedlobbying the Indian government as to why it spends billions on nuclear weaponsand billions on a space programme, yet hundreds of millions of its people haveno access to basic rights such as electricity, clean water and basic medicine.
I believe it was given to the Royal familyby its owners. Given. That's what a gift is. Ok so now nearly 100 years latersome people regret that. I regret that Churchill gave away the breakthrough technology that Britainhad made in jet propulsion to the yanks and the Russians, that been's far morethan that diamond. We also gave away -patent free - the technology for the very first antibiotic. Do you thinkwe can to recover the lost riches ?
When Britaincame to India,it was the richest nation in the world. After giving India"civilization" and leaving Indiaby igniting a fratricidal war, Indiawas left one of the poorest in the world. Something similar happened in Egypt and manyother countries.
The EU needs to be careful, as their aresigns that Britainwould like to exit the EU in similar fashion, leaving a trail of destruction inthe wake of retreating Pax Britania.
You need to get better informed, mate. Yourcomment on this topic don't have anything to do with reality.