Mr. Fawad Chaudhry, the state Information Minister, has called out to the UK government in bold, unequivocal terms. His demand? “The British government should immediately return the Kohinoor diamond to our Lahore Museum, where it belongs as its legal property.”
Kohinoor Diamond: Some Crucial Facts And Figures
Kohinoor literally means Mountain of Light. It is a large, colorless diamond tipping the purity scales at nearly 108 carats. Found in Southern India in the early 14th century, the Kohinoor diamond has been equally claimed by India, Afghanistan and Iran, besides Pakistan. The precious diamond has been part of the British crown jewels for the past 150 years. The gem, which fell into British hands during the colonial era, is the subject of a historic ownership controversy. The famous diamond has witnessed the rise and the fall of empires across the Indian subcontinent since its discovery.
The British Premier Sets The Precedent
Mr. Fawad hastened to Twitter to respond to British Prime Minister, Theresa May’s comments when she expressed regret for the incident by British troops in India in 1919 in Jallianwala Bagh. But, she fell short of a complete apology in an event when as India prepares to mark the 100th anniversary of the genocide.
He opined that Britain must apologize to Pakistan, India and Bangladesh on Jallianwala Bagh incident, and the Bengal famine. During the incident the British troops opened indiscreet fire on thousands of unarmed, peaceful protesters and killed scores of people. Fawad further remarked with: “This incident is a scar on the face of Britain.”
And, note just how the Indians are following their age-old hobby of slandering…
And, look who is talking to own Pakistan!! Plz come forward…
letthem have kohinoor ownership…we shud claim ownership of pakistan instead😉
— Arnab (@akc1291) April 12, 2019
Figures That Would Never Coincide
The then figures depict the loss of life of 400 men, women and children, but the Indian figures are close to 1000 casualties.
Plz read out aloud, although we can hear you..!!
Here’s how history can be twisted and turned…
@fawadchaudhry on what basis u claim for kohinoor diamond its belongs to india learn the history its big shameful things for u to ask for, u thumb ups learn history that kohinoor belongs to india stop ur false claim u dont have any single proof for diamond #besharmikihadd
— MohammedFahad (@Mohamme33990064) April 12, 2019
Indians really need to chill and it’s certainly not okay to speak in between. We’ll just have to wait and see whether or not we get back the Koh-i-Noor! What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments below!