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SC: Country’s judiciary cannot monitor any diplomatic efforts by Government to reclaim famed Kohinoor diamond

April,22,2017:

Supreme Court has expounded that Country’s judiciary cannot monitor any of the diplomatic efforts by Government to reclaim famed Kohinoor diamond from Britain.

Apex Court Bench headed by CJI dismissed  the two petitions on this issue, calling them “frivolous.”

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Petitions had been entertained earlier by previous Chief Justice, TS Thakur, who had asked Government to reply about steps it had taken to reclaim the diamond, which is said to be one of the world’s largest.

Centre did reply today about its efforts to reclaim Kohinoor, and SC accepted Centre’s answer that it was exploring ways to bring back $200 million gem.

Last July, it was reported that Government is likely to approach Britain soon to get back famed diamond which is currently set in a royal crown on display in Tower of London.

A high-level meeting at time also discussed possibility of signing a treaty with UK which would assure Britain that India wouldn’t claim any other Indian artefacts that are in the British museums.

In fact, in 2010, the then UK Prime Minister David Cameron, on a visit to India, had stated that if Britain agrees to return diamond, “you (would) suddenly find British Museum empty.”

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