Britain return Koh-I-Noor diamond to India

Britain return Koh-I-Noor diamond to India

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I am a British citizen, of Indian origin and came to the UK in 1969. I am passionate about Britain and also India. I work at Gatwick Airport. I am an ordinary chap and strongly believe in fair play and treatment. 

Wearing my Indian hat on, for many years I have felt aggrieved about Koh-I-Noor diamond and so this year I decided to submit this petition to open the subject of returning the diamond to its rightful owner.

Koh-I-Noor, which means mountain of light, is a large, colourless diamond that was found in southern India in early 14th century. The 108-carat gem, which came into British hands during the colonial era, is the subject of a historic ownership dispute.  

My research has led me to conclude that the UK snatched the diamond from Maharaja Duleep Singh, son of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, and took it to Britain. 

The governments of India has claimed rightful ownership of the Koh-I-Noor and demanded its return ever since India gained independence from the UK in 1947. The British government insists the gem was obtained legally under the terms of the Last Treaty of Lahore and has rejected the claims.

 The fact of the matter is that the diamond was taken away by the British from Maharaja Duleep Singh when he was only nine years old! In our heart of heart – I am sure most fair minded people would find it inconceivable that authorisation or permission (by the Treaty) obtained from a nine year old would not be reasonable. The lords and masters at the time knew what they were doing and hence I urge that we put things right as British are known for fair play and recognised to hold justice deeply!  

Please sign my petition now to return Koh-I-Noor to the place where it was found, India.

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