India may not get back Kohinoor diamond


India may not get back the Kohinoor diamond, the Centre has said, citing a 43-year-old law that does not allow it to bring back antiquities taken out of the country before independence.

Under the provisions of the Antiquities and Art Treasure Act, 1972, the Archaeological Survey of India takes up the issue of retrieval of only such antiquities as have been illegally exported out of the country, it said.

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India may not get back Kohinoor diamond



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