WEB DESK: The Lahore High Court’s registrar office has returned a petition demanding the return of the Koh-i-Noor diamond, one of the British royal family’s crown jewels, and also made it clear that the court had no jurisdiction to hear the case. The British got hold of the 105-carat diamond in 1849 when the East India Company captured the region of the Punjab.
The lawyer behind the suit argues the gem is part of the Punjab’s heritage, and belongs to Pakistan. The Punjab was split between India and Pakistan in 1947. The petition, lodged with the court by Javed Iqbal Jaffry, known here in court circles, as he often submits petitions on controversial subjects, names Queen Elizabeth II as a respondent.
Source: Business Recorder