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Pakistan Minister asks Britain to return Koh-i-Noor

IANS  |  Islamabad 

on Thursday asked Britain to return to the famous diamond, which is claimed by India, Afghanistan, and also

The 105-carat diamond has been part of the British crown jewels for the past 150 years.

Chaudhry also endorsed the demand that the British empire must apologise to Pakistan, and for the Bengal famine and the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, in which British forces led by opened fire on thousands of unarmed and peaceful protesters, including women and children, killing scores of them on April 13, 1919.

"Fully endorse the demand that the British empire must apologize to the nations of Pakistan, and on Jallianwala massacre and Bengal famine. These tragedies are the scar on the face of Britain," the tweeted. "... Also KohENoor must be returned to where it belongs."

Chaudhry's remarks came a day after British expressed regret over the worst bloodbath committed by the during the colonial period, terming it as a "shameful scar" on the British Indian history.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 16:18 IST