This is what Shetye has to say to his critics:
When asked about the reactions from society, Shetye says he's just satisfied to have started a conversation. “On a personal level, too, I got many reactions. On my Facebook, from my friends. It makes me feel satisfied about my work – at least the work I did is so impactful that I’m able to shed some light on this. I don’t feel happy, but it makes me feel satisfied. That whatever I've tried to communicate is being communicated.”
It seems that now the photos have been taken down from the photographers Behance profile, perhaps he's having second thoughts after the reactions on social media.