India sues the Queen for return of stolen £120 million diamond

Not much is known about the Kakatiya Dynasty of the 13th Century. Marco Polo’s described his encounter in his memoirs. “The gems which are as big as flowers, along with most beautiful pearls were all a part of the prince and princess possession in that region. Riches which the world have never seen yet.” Marco Polo was imprisoned for fighting for his native village and described it to a fellow inmate who wrote the story. Rani Rudrama Devi of Kakatiya Dynasty (now Andhra Pradesh) is known to be the first queen in India. Her kingdom consisted of sight with temples and cities with canal systems, during her reign she united most of the Golconda region. There mines were full of gems which were so rare that till date the gems which have come from these mines are most famous in the world. Koh-I-noor the largest diamond in the world a part of British Crown Jewel, Hope Diamond- deep blue diamond, housed in the National Gem and Mineral collection at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington.  Regent – French Crown, Wittelsbach-graff now in National Museum of Natural History in Washington. Princie with Rockefeller. The Noor-ul-Ain is believed to have once formed part of an even larger gem called the Great Table diamond. That larger diamond is thought to have been cut in two, with one section becoming the Noor-ul-Ain and the other the Daria-i-Noor diamond. Both of these pieces are currently part of the Iranian Crown Jewels. There are all the later names given to it by there current possessors.

 

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Out of these Koh-I-noor is said to be the most precious and largest diamond. Bollywood stars and business man in India  have united to instruct lawyers to begin legal proceedings in London’s High Court to return the Koh-i-Noor diamond. Calling themselves “Mountain of Light” after the translation of the stone’s name. They alleged  that the 105-carat diamond was stolen from its true home and demanding the UK government to return it.

David de Souza from the Indian leisure group Tito’s claims, “The British colonization of India had stolen wealth and destroyed the country’s psyche”. The jewel was given to the reigning Queen of the time by the last ruler of the Sikhs, Duleep Singh, after the British annex of the Punjab. “The Koh-i-noor is not just a 105-carat stone, but part of our history and culture and should undoubtedly be returned.”

British Lawyers are basing their case on the Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Act, Which gives them the power to carry the proceedings. Satish Jakhu, a Burmingham based law firm Rubric Lois King, are claiming, “trespass to good”. They are taking their case to International Court of Justice.

According to legend, the Koh-i-Noor gem can only be worn by God or women, and whoever wears the jewel will become extremely powerful; but if a man wears it, he will meet an unfortunate end.

 

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