Coinciding with the September 11 attacks anniversary, a Pune-based NGO on Sunday held an event here at the Jantar Mantar, and sent out a message that terrorism in all forms should be rooted out from the world.
The NGO held a dialogue session with its members and also emphasised that the purpose of the event was to tell people that they should not feel afraid.
“About 20 members from Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhan and Bihar, came today to attend the programme and we also invited people to discuss and debate different aspects, including the aftermath of terror attacks,” said Vishwajeet Singh, an official of Centre for Good Governance, a research and philanthropic body run under Vishwa Shriram Sena.
Singh, said the members on Sunday also burnt an “effigy of terrorism” to send out a clear message that “terrorism should be wiped out from its roots.”
Marking of anniversaries should not just become a “lip service” but people should actually engage over issues.
Said to be one of the worst terror strikes in the world, the US was attacked on September 11, 2001, during which New York’s Twin Towers collapsed after being hit by planes hijacked by terrorists.