Q. Village Defence Committee (VDC) was seen in the news recently, is related to –

[A] Bringing reforms in the functioning of the Panchayati Raj Institutions.

[B] A group set up in the Dalit inhabited villages to protect them from the attacks of higher castes.

[C] A group of civilians with guns to tackle attack by militants until the arrival of security forces.

[D] To suggest government in proper implementation Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

Answer: C

Explanation – VDC renamed as Village Defence Guards (VDG) is a group of civilians provided guns and ammunition to tackle militants in case of attack until the arrival of security forces.

Sources: The Indian Express