Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The Koh-i-Noor

     When the British annexed the Punjab in 1849 a treaty was concluded on 29th March 1849 which essentially set out the terms granted to the Maharaja following the annexation. Apart from the annexation clauses there is a specific clause--Article III-- that spells out the position regarding the Koh-i-Noor.
     Article III reads as follows:
       "The gem called the Koh-i-Noor which was taken from Shah Sooja-ool-moolk by Maharaja Ranjit Singh SHALL BE SURRENDERED by the Maharaja of Lahore to the Queen of England" 
   The reader may draw his/her own conclusions whether the official position is correct as reported by several newspapers.

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