London: British media reported this week that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak is considering a proposal to feature historical figures from the Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community of the country on a set of coins titled “Service to the Nation”.
The Black Lives Matter movement is shaking the pillars of history in Britain. It is reminding the former coloniser of its persecutions, which includes the enslavement of India. Britain is now seeking to undo its wrongs by recognising heroes from its ethnic minority communities, if the proposal is passed, it will be the first time that non-white people will be featured on British coins or notes.
The plan has been submitted to the Royal Mint, which is to come up with proposals and designs and the name Indian-origin Noor Inayat Khan is on top of the list. She was a descendent of Tipu Sultan, a ruler of the Mysore kingdom in India.