Welcome to Parichay’s blog — a repository on citizenship and allied issues
with an emphasis on the Global South.
- Akhlima @Aklima Begum v. Union of India, I.A.(Civil)/1335/2021The Petitioner, a declared foreigner, was granted bail by the Gauhati High Court in a previous order. In response to the risk posed by overcrowded jails in the COVID-19 pandemic, the High Court extended the bail until the disposal of the writ petition which challenged the Foreigners’ Tribunal’s order.… Continue reading Akhlima @Aklima Begum v. Union of India, I.A.(Civil)/1335/2021
- Samsul Hoque v. Union of India, WP(C)/6056/2019In response to the second wave, the Gauhati High Court modified its previous order and directed the authorities to release ‘foreigner’ detenues who have completed two years of detention on a personal bond of Rs.5000 with a like amount of one surety instead of two.… Continue reading Samsul Hoque v. Union of India, WP(C)/6056/2019
- CAA Revisited: A Conversation on Citizenship, Refugee Protection and Migration along India’s Western BordersOn the 27th of August, Parichay organized a panel discussion on the May 2021 order of the Ministry of Home Affairs, which significantly relaxes the citizenship process for minority communities from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The panel focused on migration across India’s Western border and the making of the identities of the refugee and citizen,… Continue reading CAA Revisited: A Conversation on Citizenship, Refugee Protection and Migration along India’s Western Borders