[Solved] The banning of ‘Jammat-e-Islami’ in Jammu and Kashmir brought into focus the role of over-ground workers (OGWs) in assisting terrorist organizations. Examine the role played by OGWs in assisting terrorist organizations in insurgency affected areas. Discuss measures to neutralize influence of OGWs. (UPSC GS-3 Mains 2019)

The OGW networks are under the scanner following frequent attacks and targeted killing of policemen, especially in south Kashmir.  • The police believe that OGW networks help militants with specific information to choose their targets.  • Initially OGWs were primarily involved in logistics support and intelligence gathering.  • But now the distinction has blurred considerably … Read more