NEW DELHI: the problem of transfer back the notable Kohinoor diamond from uk was these days mentioned at a gathering attended by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.
The meeting lasted for over 45 minutes associated issues concerning the 108-carat diamond that is currently set in an extremely crown on show among the Tower of London were mentioned, a provide same.
In April, the govt. had created a submission among the Supreme Court that the diamond was neither “forcibly taken nor stolen” by Brits, but given as a “gift” to the malay archipelago Company by the rulers of geographical area.
Bringing back of the diamond faces legal and technical hurdles because it dates back to pre-Independence amount and so did not represent the scope of Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972.
However, when receiving flak for its stand, the govt. had same all efforts would be created to induce back the diamond calculable to cost over USD 200 million.
Kohinoor, that means mountain of sunshine, is a large, colourless diamond that was found in southern Asian country in early fourteenth century.