Britain PM David Cameron has finally agreed to give the Kohinoor diamond back to India.
PM Modi will be visiting Britain on 12th November. His return will mark the return of the 105 carat Kohinoor diamond set in the crown of late Queen Elizabeth.
British MP Keith Vaz has finally called for the Kohinoor diamond to be returned to India as a response to Shashi Tharoor’s inspirational speech at the Oxford Union for Britain.
“I welcome Dr Tharoor’s speech and the endorsement of its message by PM Modi. I share their views. These are genuine grievances which must be addressed. Pursuing monetary reparations is complex, time consuming and potentially fruitless, but there is no excuse for not returning precious items such as the Kohinoor diamond, a campaign I have backed for many years. What a wonderful moment it would be, if and when Prime Minister Modi finishes his visit, which is much overdue, he returns to India with the promise of the diamond’s return.” Britain MP Keith Vaz said as reported by Times Of India.
PM Cameron had earlier refused to give us the diamond during his trip to Golden Temple in 2013. However, we are glad to finally get back what was ours to keep.
Interesting fact: Originally owned by India’s Kakatiya dynasty, Kohinoor was installed in a temple as an eye of a goddess, before several invaders came to India. The once world’s biggest diamond finally was taken away by the British during their Raj. It weighs 21.6 grammes.
News courtesy Time Of India