Mumbai: Captains of industry on Friday joined fellow Indians in expressing solidarity in condemning the Pulwama terror attack and sought stringent action against the perpetrators. The USD 20-billion Mahindra group’s chairman Anand Mahindra questioned how easily we tend to move on as a society, presuming that everything is normal, but an attack “shatters all illusions”.
“How easily we allow ourselves to believe that the World is normal and that the small irritants and small victories in our daily routines are all that matter. One blast takes many lives and shatters all illusions,” he said. RPG Enterprises’ Harsh Goenka relayed out views of a senior journalist for his followers. “India must respond. Pakistan cant be allowed to get away with these attacks.
I am sure that there will be a strong military response within the next week. And no matter which party we back, all Indians must unite against Pakistan and the terrorists it feeds, shelters and arms,” read the tweet. Taking a stern view against Jammu and Kashmir, Sajjan Jindal, chief of the diversified JSW Group, demanded abolition of Article 370 which grants special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, by calling an emergency session of Parliament. Media entrepreneur turned venture capitalist Ronnie Screwvala said he is “absolutely horrified” watching the rise in casualties and added “Only the strongest of action and sustained counter attack to wipe the threat is called for. And this time we cannot just retaliate but keep the proactive step of sustained offensive.”