Parichay (পৰিচয়, ‘identity’) is a collaborative effort between law schools in India to provide legal aid to those filing appeals against their exclusion from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
At the blog, we hope to introduce Parichay’s work to a wider audience, and initiate conversations about citizenship, statelessness, and immigration laws. We recognise the absence of a space that centres perspectives from the Global South in examining these areas of study. To that end, we want to inspire dialogue between legal practitioners, academics, and activists, and amplify diverse legal, historical, and sociological narratives.
Aarushi is a third-year B.A. LL.B (Hons.) student at West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. Her interests lie in human rights law and the intersectionality between law and economics.
Arunima Nair is a second-year LLB student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, Haryana, where she is presently a Student Fellow at the Centre for Public Interest Law. She holds prior degrees in English Literature and Sociology from Lady Shri Ram College and the Delhi School of Economics respectively. Her interests lie in public law, jurisprudence, and socio-legal studies.
Darshana Mitra is one of the co-founders of Parichay. She teaches citizenship and immigration law at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences.
Devashri Mishra is a fifth-year B.A. LL.B (Hons.) student at West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. She is still determining her interests in specific areas of the law, but is keenly interested in constitutional law, citizenship law, and labour law.
Natasha Maheshwari is a fifth-year law student at Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai. Her interests lie in human rights law, political science, and socio-legal studies.
Sreedevi Nair is a fifth-year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) student at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Her interests lie in human rights law, international law, and international relations.