I do not think there is any who is unaware of the Koh-I-Noor's history. Starting from its loot by Nader Shah of Persia to its possession by Queen Victoria, this enormous diamond has changed hands quite a few times. All in all, the early history is faded in the mist of time and now it rests as a part of the crown jewels of UK. The British claim it was obtained legally via the last Treaty Of Lahore.
Now, if you take a walk in the British museum, you are likely to spot plenty of objects that are being fought for rightful possession by other countries. The Chinese claim the museum holds over 23000 artefacts looted from Beijing alone. So, the demand for return of items is not unheard of. And the latest addition to the list is a group of Bollywood stars and businessmen who are insisting on bringing back the 105 carat gem back to its homeland- India.
There has been a whole roar across the internet with people expressing extreme views on this. One-half believes that ‘ Victors keepers, losers keepers'. It is not necessary that every item that was won or stolen in wars of the olden days has to be brought back to its original land. Plus the stone cannot be considered as a possession of the present-day republic of India too, it is just ancient Indian kingdoms.
Moreover, a lot of other people are ready to claim that it should be returned to them, Iraq will probably want it as it was won by the Persian ruler, Pakistan will want it because it was given via the treaty of Lahore and so on.
John Oliver makes a point somewhere when he says- "If Britain will have to return the Koh-I-Noor diamond to India, then they would have to return all the other things they stole from almost every single country in the world to the original owners, "The entire British museum is an active crime scene.", does that make sense? Maybe, but even if it does make sense that doesn't matter, I'm not taking any sides here but Britain is powerful enough to keep what she wants." The boundaries of loot were crossed when Robert Clive actually looted this Hindi word "loot" and took it into English dictionary (Reference: Dr Shashi Tharoor in his speech at the Oxford Union.) So, some believe there is no way to bring back the loot which already happened.
The other side of the internet effectively rebuts that if you lost your phone, then after having learnt to live without it, someday spot it in someone else's hands and can swear by it that it belonged to you; will you sit there silently? ‘Finders keepers, losers weepers', doesn't apply for items as valuable as Koh-I-Noor. Who will win? Time shall tell.