Islamabad, Feb 9: India has been demanding its Koh-i-Noor back from the British Empire for past many years. Now, it seems India may face a new competitor in the race to Koh-i-Noor.
The possible competition is likely to come from Pakistan. According to sources, Pakistan Lahore High Court accepted a petition which had urged the court to order Pakistani government to raise demand for Koh-i-Noor.
The petition was filed by Javed Iqbal Jaffery, an advocate. His petition initially was dismissed by the registrar office which had stated that the court had no jurisdiction on the matter as it related to the British Queen.
Jaffery, in his petition, accused the British of snatching the diamond from Duleep Singh and took it to the United Kingdom.
Despite registrar office's rejection, the petition received the green signal from the high court which asked the registrar office to put the petition before an appropriate bench.
Koh-i-Noor, a large, colourless diamond, was found at Kollur Mine, in the present-day state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Currently, it is is set in the front of the British Queen's crown, and is part of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.