"With regards to reports by some media outlets, we would like to point out that we have no indications or information from the investigating authorities that any of the hotel employees or contractual staff has been involved in this terrorist attack. We continue to extend our full cooperation to the relevant authorities and await their full assessment of the situation. We are working closely with the authorities and are taking necessary precautions across all our hotels.
The Taj 24x7 helpline numbers are:
India: + 91 22 6657 4322 / 6657 4372 / 1 800 111825
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Rest of the World: 00800 4588 1825
Message from Ratan N. Tata, chairman of Indian Hotels Company Ltd.
"The terrible wanton attacks last night on innocent people and the destruction of prominent landmarks in India deserve to be universally condemned. My sympathies and condolences go out to all those who have suffered, been injured, and those who have lost their loved ones in this terrible act of hatred and destruction.
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. We must show that we cannot be disabled or destroyed, but that such heinous act 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."