The central government on Monday told the Supreme Court that the British East India Company did not take away the Kohinoor diamond but it was gifted to Britain by Maharaja Duleep Singh. This is how Twitterati reacted as the news spread.
Several reports in the Indian press suggest that Maharaja Ranjit Singh gave away the #Kohinoor to the British in 1849. He died in 1839.— Ranjit Hoskote (@ranjithoskote) April 19, 2016
Ok. Don't give the Kohinoor back. But some return gift at least?— Naomi Datta (@nowme_datta) April 19, 2016
Kohinoor case a reminder to higher courts to be selective with what deserves attention. Humbly: does valuable time need to be invested here?— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) April 18, 2016
After all, the difference between "gifted" and "lifted" is just one one letter #Kohinoor— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) April 18, 2016