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    Britain to India: Diamond in royal crown is ours

    Britain to India: Diamond in royal crown is ours - Yahoo! News

    AMRITSAR, India (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron says a giant diamond his country forced India to hand over in the colonial era that was set in a royal crown will not be returned.
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    Re: Britain to India: Diamond in royal crown is ours

    I don't see the problem.

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    Re: Britain to India: Diamond in royal crown is ours

    If India wants it back, they can do what the Poms did to get it in the first place. They should invade England.
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    Re: Britain to India: Diamond in royal crown is ours

    He should ask India to undue all the engineering that the British accomplished over there during the Colonial Era. Bridges, canals, dams, power plants or buildings should all be ripped down.
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    Re: Britain to India: Diamond in royal crown is ours

    The Koh-I-Noor diamond was presented to Queen Victoria by Duleeb Singh as a part of the treaty of Bhyowal in 1846 and the Maharajah of Lahore was given 50,000 pounds a year in return. The deal was made as a part of many legitimate financial transactions such as war reparations at the time upon the conclusion of the First Anglo-Sikh War and the mother of the Maharaja was awarded an annual pension of 150,000 rupees. Britain is not legally obliged to return the diamond and Kate Middleton, who is second in line to the throne, will don the crown holding the diamond on official occasions.
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    Re: Britain to India: Diamond in royal crown is ours

    If the British want to keep the diamond, they should put in on the museum circuit. Having your heads of state wear a crown that symbolized India as the "jewel of the British Empire" under colonial rule is obviously going to piss people off. If Cameron doesn't want to focus on the past, the royal family should stop rubbing it in peoples faces.

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    Re: Britain to India: Diamond in royal crown is ours

    This is a matter between UK and India. Unless there's evidence this disagreement will end in a nuclear exchange, I really don't care who has the diamond.

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    Re: Britain to India: Diamond in royal crown is ours

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    This is a matter between UK and India. Unless there's evidence this disagreement will end in a nuclear exchange, I really don't care who has the diamond.
    you care so little, you post about it. just like me
    current words over an ancient bauble. big deal
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