Britain rejects India's demand for return of the Koh-i-Noor diamond

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London, June 3 (ANI): The British High Commission has summarily rejected India's demand for the return of the fabled Koh-i-Noor diamond, which they had seized during the British Raj, by ludicrously claiming that the diamond was acquired "legitimately" and that its return is "non-negotiable".

India joined several other erstwhile colonies including Mexico, Greece, Turkey and Egypt, in a UN-backed campaign that is seeking the return of several invaluable treasures that the plundering British establishment had looted during their reign.

The Koh-I-Noor diamond disputably believed to be the largest diamond in the world in its original form, is believed to be jinx male rulers who wear it, causing them great misfortune and in some cases even costing them the crown, The Telegraph reports.

According to the legend, "He who owns this diamond will own the world, but will also know all its misfortunes. Only God or Woman can wear it with impunity."

It has previously been under the ownership of various Maharajahs and the Mughals before the British purloined it. (ANI)

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