New Delhi: In a viral video, an Indian-origin TV journalist was seen debating with GB Information broadcaster Emma Webb on the origins of the Kohinoor diamond. This debate emerged once more after Buckingham Palace introduced that Queen Consort Camilla won’t put on the Kohinoor studded crown for King Charles’ coronation. Now, a video of a UK TV debate in regards to the Kohinoor has gone viral on Twitter.
Within the video, an Indian-origin journalist Narinder Kaur argues with Emma Webb about who owns the Kohinoor. Whereas Narinder Kaur mentioned that it must be returned to India, Webb argued that the possession of the diamond will be disputed. She mentioned, “The ruler was additionally the ruler of Lahore so is Pakistan going get a declare on it? They stole it from the Persian empire. The Persian empire invaded the Mughal empire so it is a contested object.”
The kohinoor diamond was based in Indian soil. It represents to the British their darkish brutal colonial historical past. They’ve NO BUSINESS in persevering with to profit from colonisation. The UN recognises the proper of a rustic to reclaim its treasures. https://t.co/uL3FfoqvzC
— Narinder Kaur (@narindertweets) February 16, 2023
Kaur retorted saying, “You do not know historical past. It represents colonialism and bloodshed.” Later, Kaur tweeted a brief clip of the talk and wrote, “The Kohinoor diamond was based in Indian soil. It represents to the British their darkish brutal colonial historical past. They’ve NO BUSINESS in persevering with to profit from colonisation. The UN recognises the proper of a rustic to reclaim its treasures.”
Final 12 months, the demise of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, reignited the demand in India to carry again the Kohinoor. Requested in regards to the demand, Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi referred to the federal government’s response on the difficulty in Parliament a number of years in the past.
The Kohinoor diamond was “gifted” to Queen Victoria in 1849 by Maharaja Duleep Singh. It had reportedly been achieved underneath duress as Singh’s mom had reportedly been held a prisoner and so he was compelled to provide it away.