Kohinoor,the 105 karat diamond which is among one of the largest diamonds in the world and is on display in Tower Of London was taken away from India by the British during the colonial era.While,India has been requesting it back since decades , today the British Prime Minister declined any chances of the diamond being returned back siting his disbelief in ‘returnism’ and that the country is anyways taking care of it. He also visited the Jaliawala Bagh and declared the incident of 1919( where the police opened fire at unarmed civilians killing and wounding 100s at the Jaliawalah Bagh) as shameful.
Several MPs in the UK raised their voice against sending aids to India which amounts about 280 million pounds per annum , after Indian Prime Minister,Manmohan Singh announced India’s Mars Mission on Independence Day. The David Cameron govt is already facing budget deficit due to recession and major job losses but the overseas aid budget has not been reduced!
The view point among the protesting MPs is simple that if India can afford to finance a high-tech space program , it should be very well capable of feeding its population. Quite logical, isn’t it ?
Anyways,it is lot more important to provide infrastructure and improved standard of living to every Indian without foreign aids before thinking of Mars excavation.