New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is planning to bring back the Kohinoor through diplomatic channels, rather than opting for the legal route, reports said on Wednesday.
The 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 NDA Government will submit a new affidavit in the apex court before August 15.
Kohinoor, one of the world’s largest diamonds, is currently set in a royal crown on display in the Tower of London.
Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s direction to take steps to bring back the 108-carat precious gem from the UK, a high-level meeting was held last week which was attended by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma and Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha among others to discuss on the issue.
Meanwhile, Alok Sharma, Minister of Asia and Pacific affairs of the government of the United Kingdom said India has no legal grounds to seek the Kohinoor back from the United Kingdom.