India should not claim 'Kohinoor as it neither stolen nor forcibly taken away

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New Delhi, Apr 18: The Union ministry of culture on Monday informed Supreme Court that the legendary Kohinoor diamond was neither stolen nor forcibly taken away by British.

It was in fact gifted by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to the East India Company. Earlier, India has been demanding its Kohinoor back from the British Empire for past many years.

Kohinoor not stolen

This information has come when apex court was hearing a petition e filed by the All India Human Rights & Social Justice Front which wants the Kohinoor and other famous antiques like ring and sword of Tipu Sultan to be returned to India by Britain.

Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Culture, High Commissioners of UK, Pakistan and Bangladesh have been parties in the PIL.

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Kohinoor, a large, colourless diamond, was found at Kollur Mine, in the present-day state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Currently, it is set in the front of the British Queen's crown, and is part of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.

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