Constituent Assembly Members

Kazi Syed Karimuddin

1899 - 1977

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Early Life

Kazi Syed Karimuddin was born on 19 July 1899 in Yavatmal, Maharashtra. He obtained a law degree from Aligarh Muslim University and became a notable litigator.

Contribution to Constitution Making

Karimuddin was elected to the Constituent Assembly from the Central Provinces through a Muslim League ticket. In the Assembly, he made interventions on important issues related to privacy, emergency provisions and proportional representation.

Later Contributions

Karimuddin was a Member of the Rajya Sabha (1954-1958).

Key Speeches
  1. Karimuddin moved an amendment with aim of protecting Indians from unreasonable searches and seizures.
  2. He criticiced the absence of the ‘due process’ clause in the fundamental rights, which he feared could lead to misuse of state power and infirnge on the citizen’s right to life and liberty.
  3. He was an ardent supporter of proportional representation, arguing that it would prevent the tyranny of the majority and result in a more representative body.