A Pakistani attorney Jawaid Iqbal Jafreeon has filed a court petition in Lahore seeking the return of the Koh-i-Noor diamond.
What the actual story is?
105-carat Koh-i-Noor is once known as the largest diamond in the world. It is set in a crown last worn by the late mother of Queen Elizabeth 2 during her coronation. In this petition, Jawaid Iqbal Jafree named Queen Elizabeth 2 as a respondent. The petition asks that Britain hand back the diamond, which is now on display in the Tower of London. According to Jawaid, Koh-i-Noor rightly belonged to Pakistan’s Punjab province and was forcibly taken by the British from the local ruler at the time.
India also has made regular requests for the jewel’s return, saying the diamond is an integral part of the country’s history and culture.