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Feature - Religious Tensions in India
Raghu Rai
Since 2014, when Narendra Modi was elected Prime Minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) became India’s ruling party, India has seen an increase in violence towards Muslims. Most recently, Junaid Khan, a 15-year-old boy, was stabbed to death for suspicion of carrying beef. This is not the first time that Muslims have been publicly attacked for allegedly slaughtering cows and storing beef. In March 2017 two Muslim men were hanged for being suspected of trading cattle in Latehar, in Eastern India. Cows are considered sacred and revered in Hindu tradition, and vigilante groups have become increasingly...

Raghu Rai 2017

INDIA. Haryana. 2017. Photo of Junaid Khan’s body lying on the...
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Raghu Rai 2017

INDIA. Haryana. 2017. Junaid Khan's mother and sister surrounded...
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Raghu Rai 2017

INDIA. Haryana. 2017. Junaid Khan's mother and sister surrounded...
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Raghu Rai 2017

INDIA. Haryana. 2017. Junaid Khan’s elder brother (in blue shirt)...
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Raghu Rai 2017

INDIA. Haryana. 2017. Junaid’s bed in the room where he used...
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Raghu Rai 2017

INDIA. Haryana. 2017. A tense and somber atmosphere prevailed...
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Raghu Rai 2017

INDIA. Haryana. 2017. A tense and mournful atmosphere in Khandavli...
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Raghu Rai 2017

INDIA. Haryana. 2017. Junaid Khan’s elder brother (in blue shirt)...
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Raghu Rai 2012

INDIA. Gujarat. Somnath Temple. 2012. Cows are part of daily...
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Raghu Rai 2015

INDIA. Uttar Pradesh. Vrindavan. 2015.
The Hindu deity Krishna...
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