New Delhi: The Union Ministry of External Affairs continues to “explore ways and means” for a “satisfactory” resolution to the Kohinoor issue considering the sentiments expressed by citizens and Parliament from time to time for getting back the famed diamond from the UK, the government said on Thursday.
“The Ministry of External Affairs has been mindful of the sentiments expressed by the Indian public and Parliament from time to time about the return of Kohinoor and other items belonging to India. Consequently, MEA continues to explore ways and means for obtaining a satisfactory resolution to this issue with the UK government,” Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.
Replying to another query, he said there is only one petition pending in the Supreme Court regarding the return of the famed 106-carat diamond currently set in a royal crown on display in the Tower of
Last month, UK Minister of Asia and Pacific Affairs Alok Sharma had indicated that Kohinoor could probably never find its way back to India. “As far as this issue is concerned, there is no legal ground for restitution,” he had said during his visit
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