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“The Centre Would Be Just As Helpless In Such A Crisis Today”

The Then Union home secretary, Madhav Godbole, recalls situation surrounding the Babri Masjid demolition.

“The Centre Would Be Just As Helpless In Such A Crisis Today”
Photograph by Amit Haralkar
“The Centre Would Be Just As Helpless In Such A Crisis Today”
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2017-12-04T15:23:22+05:30

Madhav Godbole, who was the Union home secretary at the time of the Babri Masjid demolition, talks to Prachi Pinglay-Plumber about what happened during those days and in the aftermath. Taking a stand, Godbole resigned from his job and has since advocated a more robust understanding and implementation of the Indian Constitution.

What were the circumstances and factors that led you to believe that the mosque would be demolished, unleashing nationwide violence?

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