The Modi Government is expected to file a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court, which would reiterate India’s resolve to bring back the Kohinoor, reports said.
The Government of India is planning to bring back the Kohinoor through diplomatic ways, rather than opting for the legal route, reports said on Wednesday.
India first demanded the return of the Kohinoor as soon as independence was granted in 1947. A second request followed in 1953, the year of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
In 2000, several MPs signed a letter calling for the diamond to be returned to India, claiming it was taken illegally. In the meantime, Pakistan has also claimed its ownership of the diamond in 1976. Iran and Afghanistan have also claimed their ownership right over the precious gem.