Indian Government on Monday told the Supreme Court that We cannot Claim directly on the Kohinoor Diamond as During the Sikh War in 1849, It was a compensation given to the Britishers by Duleep Singh and therefore, cannot be brought back to India. The 108-carat diamond worth INR 150 Crores was presented to the British Sovereign , Queen Victoria , in 1850 after Britain adjoined the Sikh Empire in then undivided Punjab.
While giving the government a period of six weeks to put on the Initiatives and attempts that have been taken to bring back the Kohinoor, the Supreme Court said that if it accepted the government position, all channels for staking claim Diamond will be shut. Right now, the Kohinoor is kept in The Tower of London. Another problem that India is facing India is being not the only country that has claimed for the Kohinoor Diamond. Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan are in the line too.
Supreme Court said to the Government that they should take as much attempts they want to. On the other aspect, Supreme Court cannot dismiss this issue because if this claim gets dismissed, any of the claim by the Indian Government in future will not have that value. Nations like Britain or any other country will dismiss the claims on the role that even the Supreme Court of India has dismissed the Claim. The NGO’s and All Indian Human Rights has sought directions to the government to make efforts for getting back the Kohinoor Diamond back to India.