9/11 remembrance day: The world still awaits terrorism free society after 16 years

Years post 9/11 attacks the world seeks composure and not war, looks up to the leading countries for a better world free from hatred.

A girl looks in to the south reflecting pool at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in Manhattan. Reuters

The wounds of September 11 attacks still lies uncured and undefiled in the minds of the people of America. Till date, the spine chilling images of the American Airlines Boeing 767, F light 11, colliding into the north tower of World Trade Center evoke fear in the minds of the people across the world.

America woke up to the horrendous terror act in the morning of September11, 2001. 19 militants, associated with the Islamic extremist group Al-Qaeda, hijacked four planes to carry forward a suicide attack against the US. While one plane smashed into the Pentagon and the other one crashed in a field in Pennsylvania, the deadliest attack was carried out on the World Trade Center, with two of the planes directly smashing against the "Twin Towers".

The attack killed thousands of innocent people. Moreover, it caused infrastructure and property damage worth at least $10 billion.

The attack left one of the deepest scars on humanity. Even after 16 years, things haven't changed much. "Terrorism" is still prevalent in our society and scores get killed every day. The atrocities don't end here. Such acts leave thousands injured, homeless and plunder survivors off any kind of happiness. These heinous acts also instigate hatred and animosity against a particular section of the society.

Post the attacks, sitting President George Bush, in a formal statement to the nation, had said "Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve." Ex-US President Barack Obama successfully took down Osama Bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda - the terror organisation which claimed the responsibility for the attacks, in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in 2011.

After Donald Trump was elected as the president of America, the issue and confrontation against fighting terrorist organizations under his counsel has been universally slammed.

An attack on world's largest democracy jolted the very foundation of the human society. Charging people of the same kith and kin results in the concoction of increased hatred among one another can definitely not lead to any solution.

September 11, also known as the "Patriot Day" in the US, honours all those who lost their lives in the massacre. The day still kindles the rage for having failed in summoning justice to the whole human community. Leading super powers should join hands to combat these ill forces and not turn one community against another. In a world, which is already battling numerous unpleasant issues like poverty and climate change, terrorism is the last thing that is needed.