“Can’t Pretend It’s Just Another Monday Morning”: Anand Mahindra On J&K

'Can't Pretend It's Just Another Monday Morning': Anand Mahindra On J&K

Anand Mahindra tweeted, “…Can only pray for the safety of everyone” in Jammu and Kashmir


New Delhi: Industrialist Anand Mahindra today weighed in on the massive troop deployment in Jammu and Kashmir and the house arrest of state politicians amid speculations that the special status granted to the state under the Constitution may be scrapped.

“Cannot pretend this is just another Monday morning. The entire country is waiting to exhale over Kashmir. Can only pray for the safety of everyone there & for an outcome that makes the nation stronger & the future more positive,” the chairman of the Mahindra Group tweeted this morning.

Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and People’s Conference’s Sajad Lone – the three most prominent politicians from Jammu and Kashmir – were placed under house arrest late on Sunday.

Leaders from all political parties from Jammu and Kashmir held a meeting on Sunday and issued a resolution, warning the centre of “consequences” if it changed the special status of the state – a highly emotive issue linked to the rights of its residents.