Print edition : January 05, 2018

Shaista, daughter of Mohammad Akhlaq who was killed on the charges of storing beef at Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, in 2015, speaks at the AIDWA convention in New Delhi on December 8. Photo: BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

At a public meeting in Pahari tehsil of Bharatpur district in Rajasthan demanding justice for the cattle trader Umar Khan, a victim of cow vigilantism. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

Dalit victims of caste violence at Shabbirpur in Saharanpur district of western Uttar Pradesh. Som Pali’s (centre) husband and son are facing charges under the National Security Act.

Anita Minj, who lost her husband to cow vigilantes in Garhwa district, Jharkhand. Photo: PICTURES: T.K. RAJALAKSHMI

Father and children of Umar Khan, whose body was found on the railway track in Alwar district of Rajasthan.

Shakir, Junaid Khan’s brother. Junaid and Shakir were stabbed on the Delhi-Mathura train in June 2017. Shakir survived the assault by the mob, but is unable to use his hand to work.

Saira, Junaid Khan’s mother.

Systematic targeting of the poor, irrespective of their caste, community or religion, shatters several families in Rajasthan and other BJP-ruled States.
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