Monday, November 9, 2015

Elizabeth II she will make the crown jewel in India? – Le Figaro

Composed oligarchs Indian and Bollywood actors, the movement “Montain of Light” leads a lawsuit against the Queen of England. They want to force her to return the precious diamond Koh-i-Noor.

The queen of diamonds are not forever. Since independence in 1947, India is that its former colonial power, Britain, makes him what belongs to him.

In keeping with this desire, a pressure group of boollywoodiens actors and men of influence in the country, met under the name “Montain of Light” (Mountain of Light) – the English translation of “Koh-i-Noor” name joyau-, to demand the return of the jewel in the crown of England, to “its rightful home.” Faced with the refusal of the kingdom to return the priceless gem, the association decided to bring the case to court, the High Court in London.

 The Queen Mary wearing a crown with the Koh-i-Noor diamond xe9 situ & #;. in the center of the crown (1867)

The Queen Mary wearing a crown with the Koh-i-Noor diamond in the center of the crown (1867 ) Photo credit:.

Ko-i-Noor, cut 800 years earlier in India in the Punjab region, became the property of the Kingdom of England after the colonization of the region in 1849 . Two years later, the jewel was given to Queen Victoria, the last sovereign of the Sikhs, Duleep Singh after the annexation of Punjab. This diamond 105 carats, is estimated at 100 million Pounds Sterling (approximately € 170 million). It adorns the royal crown since exposed to the Tower of London.

‘Koh-i-Noor is not only a diamond, but part of the history and culture of India and owes be made, “said Bollywood star Bhumika Singh, who is among the personalities involved in the” Montain of Light “group.

As explained in The Independent the Committee hopes to return to India well, relying on “the Holocaust Act”, a text English law allowing the restitution of stolen by the Nazis during the Second World War plundered their owners.

This week, the prime minister Narendra Modi on an official visit to the United Kingdom. Lunch is a government already organized by the protocol of Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. The case of the Queen’s diamond will be there maybe mentioned.


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