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There is a slight problem here

India’s ministerial and diplomatic staff will be mobilised to secure the return of potentially thousands of artefacts taken to Britain during the days of empire, in what one source described as a “reckoning with the past”.

It is understood that their goal is to secure the return of the Koh-i-Noor diamond, which is one of the Crown Jewels held in trust for the King.

Why would the diamond go to India? Why not Pakistan, Afghanistan or even, possibly, Iran?

10 thoughts on “There is a slight problem here”

  1. Have we been paid for the railways, jet engine, penicillin, democracy and the rule of law yet?

  2. “Why would the diamond go to India? Why not Pakistan, Afghanistan or even, possibly, Iran?”

    Because Sunak is an Indian name, and they need to get a move on before the baton passes to the Khans, Sayyids, and Rafsanjanis.

  3. Although its origins are obscure, the entire known history of the Koh-i-Noor is a litany of theft and plunder. At least the British Crown came into it by legal means: the 1849 Treaty of Lahore (Article III, ”The gem called the Koh-i-Noor, which was taken from Shah Sooja-ool-moolk by Maharajah Runjeet Singh, shall be surrendered by the Maharajah of Lahore to the Queen of England.”). Granted, even that was the result of bloody conquest, but it’s a damn sight more official than just looting the thing.

    That said, what are they willing to pay for it?

  4. Clearly the Injuns must pay reparations, plus interest, for all the wars they involved those poor British merchants in when they allowed the foul Frogs and revolting Rajahs to attack them and attempt to kill them and steal their property.

  5. Return it – but bundle it in with a Rwanda deal.
    It’s what American politicians would do.

  6. Any male owner meets an untimely and often grisly end.

    Lets keep it for a bit then. Until its worked its magic on Chuckles Buggerlugs III

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