Demand for Kohinoor Back to India: Condolences are being expressed in social media after the death of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, but there is a need to return the Kohinoor Diamond to India. Demand has also picked up. After Prince Charles became the new monarch (King Charles III), this 105-carat diamond will now go to the Duchess of Cornwall and his wife Camilla, who has now become the Queen Consort.
Kohinoor is called ‘Mountain of Light’. It is a huge and colorless diamond, which is claimed to have been found in South India in the 14th century. It is said that during the British rule in India, it was in the hands of the British. At least four countries claim their rights on this diamond, one of which is India.
what users are writing
Some users on social media are seriously demanding the return of Kohinoor to India, while some are busy laughing and laughing about it. A Twitter user shared a clip from the Bollywood film ‘Dhoom 2’ and wrote, “Hrithik Roshan is on his way to bring Kohinoor back to India from the British Museum.”
Another user alleged that Queen Elizabeth II was an “active participant in colonialism”. The user wrote, “Can we get our Kohinoor back now?” A user named Ashish Raj wrote, “Sad, Maharani passed away. Can we now expect our Kohinoor to come back?
Archaeological Survey of India gave this answer
The Archaeological Survey of India had said in response to an RTI a few years ago that 170 years ago the Maharaja of Lahore had surrendered the Kohinoor diamond to the Queen of Britain, and not handed over to the British. The Indian government in the Supreme Court had said that the Kohinoor, worth more than US$ 200 million, was neither stolen nor forcibly taken by the British rulers, but was given to the East India Company by the then rulers of Punjab.
In the book ‘An Era of Darkness’ Shashi Tharoor writes that it was once called the world’s largest diamond, weighing 793 carats i.e. 158.6 grams. The Kohinoor diamond is believed to have been found by the Kakatiya dynasty in the 13th century from a mine near Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. Tharoor has written in his book that after the Kakatiya dynasty, the diamond was in the hands of Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi and after that it went to the Mughal Empire. After this it went to Afghanistan with the Persian invader Nadir Shah. It is said that Nadir Shah had named the diamond as Kohinoor.
When Kohinoor fell in the hands of the British
The Kohinoor passed through several dynasties before being captured by the Sikh Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab in 1809. According to Tharoor’s book, Ranjit Singh’s successors could not keep the state under their control and lost the battle to the British twice. This was the time when Kohinoor fell in the hands of the British. Tharoor has written poignant arguments in favor of the return of the diamond to India and made critical remarks against Britain’s colonial history.
In July 2010, the then British Prime Minister David Cameron had visited India and on the question of returning the Kohinoor, he said, “If you say yes to anyone, you will suddenly find that the British Museum is empty. I am afraid to say, this has to stop.
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