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Ratan Tata calls for national unity against terror

Ratan Tata calls for national unity against terror
PTI
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First Published: Thu, Nov 27 2008. 08 37 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Nov 28 2008. 09 49 AM IST
New Delhi: Strongly condemning the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, business conglomerate Tata Group’s head Ratan Tata on Thursday urged the nation to remain united to beat the divisive forces.
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“We must show that we cannot be disabled or destroyed, but that such henious acts will only make us stronger. It is important that we do not allow divisive forces to weaken us. We need to overcome these forces as one strong unified nation,” Tata said in a statement.
Condoling the loss of life in separate terror attacks, including on the Taj Hotel, owned by the Tata Group, he said, “We cannot replace the lives that have been lost and we will never forget the terrifying events of last night. But we must stand together shoulder-to-shoulder as citizens of India and rebuild what has been destroyed.”
He also said the “terrible wanton” attacks on innocent people and destruction of prominent landmarks in India deserve to be condemned.
“My sympathy and condolences go out to all those who have suffered, being injured and those who have lost their loved ones in this terrible act of hatred and destruction,” Tata said.
The Taj Hotel in Mumbai was one of the targets of terror attacks in which over 100 people were killed and as many were taken as hostages.
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First Published: Thu, Nov 27 2008. 08 37 PM IST