Kohinoor buzz

The government is likely to approach Britain soon to get back the famed Kohinoor, one of the world's largest diamonds, which is currently set in a royal crown on display in the Tower of London.
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting on Friday which was attended by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma and Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha among others, sources said, adding Britain may be approached on the issue next month. The meeting also discussed the possibility of signing a treaty with the UK wherein Britain may be assured that India would not claim any other artefacts that are lying in the museums in that country except the Kohinoor, they said.
The meeting, which lasted for over 45 minutes, was called on PM Narendra Modi's direction to take steps to bring back the 108-carat gem, they said.

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