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An application was filed with the External Affairs Ministry seeking details of steps taken for return of Kohinoor along with copies of letters written to and response received from the United Kingdom in this regard.
Last week, the Union government had told Supreme Court that the Kohinoor diamond was neither “forcibly taken nor stolen” by British rulers, but given as a “gift” to East India Company by the rulers of Punjab.
After its controversial statement on Monday in the SC, the government has revised its stand, saying “it reiterates its resolve to make all possible efforts to bring back the Kohinoor diamond in an amicable manner”.
Over the past week, the fabled Kohinoor diamond has been back in the news. The Indian government told the court that the diamond was “gifted” and not forcefully taken away by the British. The statement acted as a catalyst to a fervent debate on whether the precious rock should finally be brought back to India. […]