Pocker Sahib’s political career began in 1919, when he submitted a memorandum to Lord Montagu regarding special constituencies for Muslims. The reforms proposed by Lord Montagu formed the basis of the Government of India Act, 1919.
He was a leader of the Khilafat struggle in India, and led the relief efforts for people affected by the Mapilla revolt of 1921. He also worked towards empowering Mapillas from the Malabar region through the South Indian Muslim Education Society.
From 1930-1936, Pocker served as the Parliament Party Secretary of the United Nationalist Party in Madras. He later joined the Muslim League.
Contribution to Constitution Making:
Pocker was elected to the Constituent Assembly from Madras on a Muslim League ticket. He was one of 28 members of the Muslim League who chose to remain in India after partition. In the Assembly, he intervened on a number of debates including on the Uniform Civil Code, liquor ban, and separate electorates.
Unlike other Muslim League members who joined the Indian Union Muslim League after partition, Pocker remained with the former. He won election to the Lok Sabha in 1952 on a Madras Muslim League ticket. In 1957 he was elected again as an independent candidate from Manjeri constituency. As an MP, he spearheaded the effort to exempt Muslims from the Special Marriage Act, 1954.
Pocker was also one of the founding members of the Kerala Muslim Educational Association in 1958.
He passed away on 29th July 1965.
Member, Credentials Committee.