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If you visit the London Museum, you can see a replica of the biggest diamond in the world, ‘Kohinoor’. The original is kept in the Tower of london. It was stated by the government on 16th April 2016 in the Supreme Court, that the famous diamond was given to the British by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

It was well known that the diamond would have been looted by the British as in the case of treasures of Tippu Sultan and many other kings, including that of Mogul Emperors. Now in contradiction to the statement of the government, world celebrated historian William Dalrymple ( who wrote mammoth volumes about Mogul Dynasty rule) and Journalist Anita Anand have confirmed on evidences  that the diamond was looted by the British and not gifted by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. In fact it was proved that ” when the  diamond was taken away, the Maharaja was already dead.”

While many former colonies claims for the treasures looted by the invaders/foreign rulers, Indian government is trying to support them by submitting in the Supreme Court that the treasures were gifted to them. To what extend the servitude of government of India goes!

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