Abdul Muhib Mazumder (20 August 1932 – 3 November 2021) was an Indian politician. He served as Minister of Assam and a resident of Hailakandi. He was the architect of the Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, 1983. His father was Abdul Matlib Mazumder.
Mazumder was born in Hailakandi town on 20 August 1932, the son of Abdul Matlib Mazumder, a freedom fighter and a Cabinet Minister of Assam between 1946 and 1970. After studying at Government Victoria Memorial High School at Hailakandi he obtained his B.Sc.(Hons.) degree from Cotton College, Guwahati, and his M.A. and LLB from Aligarh Muslim University. He married Alamara Mazumder on 3 June 1962 and had three daughters. He was a Senior Advocate of Gauhati High Court as well as the Supreme Court. Mazumder initially worked with Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, former President of India and a senior lawyer of Gauhati High Court, and Jagadish Medhi, a leading legal authority. He was Senior Government Advocate for several years. He was also a Lecturer in Economics and Political Science at Pragjyotish College (1956-1961) and at University Law College (1961-1980). He became Advocate General of Assam in 1980 (up to 1983) and then Advocate General of Arunachal Pradesh (1991-1996).
Mazumder entered politics in 1970s and represented LA-6 Hailakandi four times as Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), from 1983-1991, 1996-2001 and 2011-2016; the constituency had been represented by his father from 1946 to 1972. He became a Cabinet Minister of Assam in 1983 in the Congress Ministry headed by Hiteswar Saikia looking after law, power and municipal administration departments till 1985. In 1990s he formed a new party called UPPA (United Peoples Party of Assam) and again became a Cabinet Minister of Assam in 1996 in the AGP-led coalition Ministry headed by Prafulla Kumar Mahanta looking after irrigation department till 2001. Subsequently he disbanded UPPA and became the President of Samajwadi Party in Assam. Later he came back to Congress. Mazumder was Deputy Leader of Opposition (1986-1991) and formerly Vice Chairman, State Planning Board of Assam. Other posts held by him were Member, State Security Commission; Member, AICC; Vice President APCC; Chairman APCC Minority Cell; Adviser Minority Department of APCC among others.
Mazumder's autobiography, Down the memory, was published in four volumes. Among his landmark cases was his defence of the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi against her prosecution by the Tirkha Commission in 1977-78 in the High Court. Two other landmarks in his career were drafting of the IMDT Act (Illegal Migrants Determination by Tribunal Act) 1983 and Assam Accord 1985 as the then Law Minister of Assam.
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