Welcome to Parichay’s blog — a repository on citizenship and allied issues
with an emphasis on the Global South.
- Golapi Begum v. Union of India, WP(C)/2434/2020The Gauhati High Court held that the Tribunal went beyond its jurisdiction by declaring the Petitioner a ‘foreigner’ on a ground not referred to it. The High Court observed that the Tribunal cannot assume suo motu jurisdiction to give an opinion beyond what is sought and the matter was remanded to the Tribunal for a fresh decision in terms of the reference.… Continue reading Golapi Begum v. Union of India, WP(C)/2434/2020
- Marium Khatoon v. State of Bihar, CWJ No. 390 of 2020The Patna High Court intervened and expedited a matter for repatriation of two Bangladeshi illegal migrants staying in an After Care Home in India. The court conducted an investigation of these Homes and ordered the State Government to set up Detention Centres for such migrants in accordance with Central Government guidelines.… Continue reading Marium Khatoon v. State of Bihar, CWJ No. 390 of 2020
- Suresh Raj v. State, Criminal O.P. No. 5875/2021￼The High Court of Madras rejected the bail petitions of several foreigners who overstayed in or illegally entered India. It also issued several directions to the Ministry of Home Affairs and other authorities to curb and strictly regulate the presence of illegally staying foreign nationals in the country. … Continue reading Suresh Raj v. State, Criminal O.P. No. 5875/2021￼