Fifteen years since after 9/11, Jan Ki Baat pays tribute to those innocent whod lost their lives and members of their family. The terrorist attack on the USA has largely been seen as one of most tragic events.
On the morning of 11th September 2001, 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger planes flying out of the United States of America. Two of the said aircrafts intentionally crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre, located in New York. Both the buildings collapsed subsequently. The third plan hit the Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defence, in Virginia. The fourth plane, fortunately, failed to hit its intended target and ended up crashing in Pennsylvania. A total of 2,997 lives were lost in this tragedy. 6,000 were severely injured at various places. The attack on the USA is believed to have been orchestrated by Osama bin Laden led Al Qaeda. Many who witnessed the attack and have managed to survive had one shared experience: they were all struck by disbelief by what was happening as a terrorist attack of this scale, on US soil, is unimaginable. The nation has been able to reconstruct itself, from bits and pieces.
Jan Ki Baat poses a few questions that remain unanswered even after fifteen years: do we continue to live in a peaceful world, now? Have all international conflicts been resolved in the most harmonious way possible? Have we recognized global terrorism as a threat to the whole of humanity; a kind of terrorism that threatens everyone, regardless of race, caste, class, ethnicity? And have we the people been able to put a united front to counter it?