UK must apologise to Pakistan, India and Bangladesh on Jallianwala Massacre: Fawad

UK must apologise to Pakistan, India and Bangladesh on Jallianwala Massacre: Fawad

Islamabad (Staff Report): Information Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has said that Britain must apologize to Pakistan, India and Bangladesh on Jallianwala Massacre and Bengal Famine.


“Fully endorse the demand that British empire must apologise to the nations of Pakistan, India and Bangladesh on Jallianwala Massacre and Bengal famine,” Fawad said in a tweet.

“These tragedies are the scar on the face of Britain, also KohENoor must be returned to Lahore museum where it belongs,” he added.

Koh-i-Noor, once the largest known diamond in the world, the 105-carat Koh-i-Noor changed hands between various factions in modern-day India, Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan, until being ceded to Queen Victoria after the British conquest of Punjab in 1849.

Even after decades of the subcontinent’s partition, the precious stone remains the subject of a bitter ownership battle between Britain, Pakistan and India. And now a movement to claim the diamond is also building steam in Pakistan.

Some two years ago, Pakistani barrister Jawaid Iqbal Jafree named the British Queen as a respondent in the court petition submitted in the city of Lahore.

He argued that Britain “forcibly and under duress” stole the diamond from Daleep Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh and spirited it to Britain.

“Kohinoor was not legitimately acquired. Grabbing and snatching it was a private, illegal act which is justified by no law.”

“Kohinoor diamond was cultural heritage of Punjab province and its citizens owned it in fact.”

However, the court rejected Jafree’s petition, observing that the court could not hear a case against a foreign country.