Correct Answer : Option (B) - Jammu and Kashmir
A day after the Ministry of Home Affairs sanctioned approval for the creation of Village Defence Guard Scheme - 2022 in Jammu and Kashmir which came into effect from 15th August 2022, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday(15th August 2022) thanked Union Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah, for showing his constant concern for the people of the Union Territory.
Ministry of Home Affairs has sanctioned approval to creation of Village Defence Guard Scheme - 2022 in Jammu and Kashmir which shall come into effect from August 15, 2022.
"The above order vides Government Order No. 287-Home of 2022 dated August 14, 2022 has been made in reference to order of the High Court of J&K and Ladakh in WP(C) 3262/2019 titled Kewal Krishan and Ors V. State of J&K and Ors with clubbed matters and communication no. F.No. 17012/13/2021-S(JKL) dated March 2nd, 2022 of the Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI, Department of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh Affairs.
Earlier, this scheme was known as Village Defence Committe in which volunteers from villages were trained by Indian Army and Police. Under this scheme, rifles were provided to VDC's and they protected their villages from terrorist attacks and terror-related activities specially the vulnerable villages in mountainous areas of Jammu region..Source : The Print