Barrister Asaduddin Owaisi is an eminent parliamentarian of India and president of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen. Asaduddin Owaisi was elected as president of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in 2008. Under Owaisi’s stewardship, the party won seven Assembly seats each in 2009 and 2014. An outspoken parliamentarian, Owaisi has been instrumental in persuading the Indian Government to establish an exclusive Ministry of Minority Affairs to look after the welfare of religious minorities, including Muslims, in India. The Dar-us-Salam Educational Trust (DET) is the branch of the AIMIM which oversees various social, educational and welfare programs.