Jammu, village defence and governance
The revival of Village Defence Guards can be a feasible solution for the empowerment of local bodies as panchayats are most suited to understand local dynamics in a conflict zone
Increased terrorism in the Jammu region
- There have been several terror-related incidents in the region of the Jammu division over the last year.
- According to the South Asia Terrorism Portal, there were infiltration attempts, recoveries of war-like stores, explosions followed by gunshots at the house of a local MLA, a neutralisation of hideouts, and the nabbing of suspects in Rajouri and Poonch of Jammu division.