|Secretary||Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri|
|Lok Sabha leader||Asaduddin Owaisi|
|Founder||Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi|
|Founded||12 November 1927|
|Headquarters||Darussalam, Aghapura, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.|
|Newspaper||Etemaad Daily (Urdu)|
|ECI Status||Telangana (State party) |
|Alliance||United Progressive Alliance (2008–2012)|
Grand Democratic Secular Front (2020–) Bhagidari Sankalp morcha (2020–)
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
2 / 543
|Seats in Rajya Sabha|
0 / 245
|Seats in State Legislative Assemblies & Legislative Council|
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (lit. 'All India Council for Unity of Muslims', AIMIM) is an Indian political party claiming to promote the social, economical, and educational development and effective representation of Muslims, Dalits, other minorities and underprivileged communities in India, based in the Indian state of Telangana, with its head office in the Aghapura, Hyderabad, which has its roots in the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.
AIMIM has held the Lok Sabha seat for the Hyderabad constituency since 1984. In the 2014 Telangana Legislative Assembly elections, the AIMIM won seven seats and received recognition as a 'state party' by the Election Commission of India.
The AIMIM was initially a city-based party, with influence only in Hyderabad, but the party won two seats in the 2014 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election and one seat in the 2019 Maharashtra Lok Sabha and emerged as the second largest party in the Aurangabad municipal elections. The party president and member of parliament Asaduddin Owaisi received the Sansad Ratna Award for 2014. The party has long been seen as a political representation of Muslims in the state of Telangana now nationwide. On 10 January 2020, party president Asad Uddin Owaisi led a protest against CAA, NRC, NPR at Shastripuram grounds in Hyderabad after Friday prayers. This rally named Tiranga Rally is organised by the United Muslim Action Committee, an umbrella group of religious and social scholars and several small welfare organisations of India. The protesters demanded the immediate revocation of CAA.
The party has roots back to the days of the princely State of Hyderabad. It was founded and shaped by Nawab Mahmood Nawaz Khan Qiledar of Hyderabad State with the "advice" of Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan, the Nizam of Hyderabad and in the presence of Ulma-e-Mashaeqeen in 1927 as a pro-Nizam party. Then it was only Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) and the first meeting was held in the house of Nawab Mahmood Nawaz Khan on 12 November 1927. The MIM advocated the set up of a "Muslim dominion" rather than integration with India. In 1938, Bahadur Yar Jung was elected "president" of the MIM which had a "cultural" and religious manifesto. It soon acquired political complexion and after the death of Bahadur Yar Jang in 1944, Qasim Rizvi was elected as the leader.
The Razakars, led by Kasim Razvi, were an Islamist paramilitary organization of self-styled "volunteers" formed, ostensibly, to "resist merger" with India. Razvi and MIM wanted a Muslim country to be carved out of Hyderabad as South Pakistan. The Razakars operated as "storm troopers" for the MIM. The 150,000 Razakar "soldiers", supposedly "mobilized" to "fight against the Indian Union" for the "independence" of Hyderabad State.[This quote needs a citation] After the Indian annexation of Hyderabad State, the MIM was banned in 1948. Qasim Rizvi was jailed from 1948 to 1957, and was released on the condition that he would go to Pakistan where he was granted an asylum.
Before leaving, Qasim Rizvi handed over the responsibility of whatever remained of the Ittehadul Muslimeen, to Abdul Wahid Owaisi, a lawyer. Owaisi organised it into the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen. After Abdul Wahed Owaisi, his son Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi took control of AIMIM in 1975 and was referred to as Salar E Millat (commander of the community).
AIMIM says it defends the rights of "Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis, Other Backward Classes, Other Minorities and all other underprivileged communities." It states allegiance to the Constitution of India and its secular democracy.
|National President||Asaduddin Owaisi|
|General Secretary||Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri|
|National Spokesperson||Waris Pathan|
|National Spokesperson||Asim Waqar|
|Telangana Assembly Floor Leader||Akbaruddin Owaisi|
|Karnataka President||Usman Ghani Humnabad|
|Tamil Nadu President||Abdul Rahim Khan|
|Gujarat President||Sabirbhai Kabuliwala|
|Maharashtra President||Imtiyaz Jaleel|
|Jharkhand President||Hubban Malick|
|Bihar President||Akhtarul Iman|
|Delhi President||Kalimul hafiz|
|Uttar Pradesh President||Shaukat Ali|
|Uttrakhand President||Nayyer Kazmi|
In Indian politics
In 1960, AIMIM won the Mallepally ward of Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. In 1962, Salahuddin won from Patharghatti assembly seat as an independent candidate and later from Charminar constituency in 1967. In 1972, he won from Yakutpura and later in 1978, again from Charminar.
In 1984 AIMIM emerged victorious in the Hyderabad Lok Sabha Seat and Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi represented Hyderabad till 2004. Since then, Salahuddin's elder son Asaduddin Owaisi represents the seat of Hyderabad. Mohammad Majid Hussain of the AIMIM was unanimously elected as the Mayor of Greater Hyderabad on 2 January 2012.
AIMIM was once reduced to a single Assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh in 1994. On 12 November 2012, Asaduddin Owaisi announced the withdrawal of support to the UPA government citing communal policies of the current Congress-led government. All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen was then supporting Congress, both at Centre and at state level in Andhra Pradesh.
In the Hyderabad Municipality election of 2009, AIMIM won 43 out of 150 seats in the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad was appointed as Mayor of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Mohammad Majid Hussain. Party president Asaduddin Owaisi won the Sansad Ratna award for his outstanding performance in lok Sabha.
AIMIM made entry into Maharashtra state by winning 13 seats in Nanded-Waghala city municipal council polls held in October 2012. AIMIM made its entry into Karnataka state by winning 6 seats in Karnataka local body elections held in March 2013. In the 2014 elections, AIMIM contested in 35 MLA (20 in Telangana and 15 in Seemandhra) and 6 MP seats in undivided Andhra Pradesh, but was not able to win any extra seats and won the same seven Assembly seats and one lone Lok Sabha seat in Old Hyderabad city.
Nizamabad has been a stronghold of MIM due to its dominant Muslim population. In the 2014 elections, MIM won 16 divisions, as much as the Congress, of the total 50 in Nizamabad City Municipal Corporation. They lost the assembly seat to TRS but secured the position of Deputy Mayor of the city. However, in the 2020 elections, MIM managed to secure an upper hand over Telangana Rashta Samithi by once again winning 16 of the 60 divisions coming only next to BJP's 28 seats. The TRS and MIM in alliance regained the city's Mayor and Deputy Mayor's post.
MIM also secured the Bhainsa municipality by winning 12 wards after a gap of ten years. The party has for the first time opened its account in Seemandhra by securing five wards of Adoni municipality in Kurnool district.
AIMIM performed very well in Uttar Pradesh Civic Body Elections 2017 and registered victory on 31 seats out of 78 seats it contested. In 2018, AIMIM has collaborated with Prakash Ambedkar's Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi party in Maharashtra. AIMIM and VBA contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra. Out of the 48 seats AIMIM contested one seat of Aurangabad and the VBA candidate for the remaining 47 seats. Imtiyaz Jaleel won the Aurangabad seat.
AIMIM has opened their account in Bihar by winning Kishanganj assembly seat in by-elections. Qamrul Hoda defeated nearest BJP candidate by more than 10,000 votes.
AIMIM won 17 seats in Ahmedabad and Debunt in Gujarat politics during February 2021 Gujarat local corporation election Aimim became main opposition party in Modasa Nagarpalika by winning 9 seats and also win 7 and 20 seats respectively in Bharuch and Godhra Nagarpalika with kicking BJP out in Godhra with support of independents during Gujarat local body election.
|Election year||Overall votes||% of
|Seats contested||Seats won||+/– in seats|
State assembly elections
|Election Year||Overall votes||% of
|Seats contested||Seats won||+/- in seats||Sitting side|
|Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly|
4 / 294
1 / 294
4 / 294
4 / 294
7 / 294
|Telangana Legislative Assembly|
(New State Assembly)
7 / 119
7 / 119
|Maharashtra Legislative Assembly|
2 / 288
2 / 288
|Bihar Legislative Assembly|
0 / 243
5 / 243
The main party office is located within Darussalam, where Deccan College of Engineering and Technology, Deccan School of Pharmacy, Deccan School of Planning and Architecture, and Deccan School of Management are also located. The Etemaad Press Office is also situated adjacent to the engineering college. The open grounds on the campus are also used from time to time to organize political gatherings (termed as "jalsa") where the party leaders deliver speeches to public and media alike.
AIMIM has occasionally fielded Hindus in various assembly and local body elections. The AIMIM selected Alampally Pochiah as its First Mayor in the City. MIM had three Hindu Hyderabad mayors- K. Prakash Rao, A. Satyanarayana and Alampalli Pochaiah. A Muralidhar Reddy, Hindu candidate being fielded for an assembly seat by Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen from Rajendranagar constituency.
In 2013 local elections the party fielded a woman candidate from Hindu OBC, V.Bhanumathi, who won election against Hajira Sultana from Congress by 1,282 votes.
AIMIM donated over ₹ 4 crores aid to the Chennai floods victims of Chennai in December 2015. The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Chief Asaduddin Owaisi donated over ₹ 4 crores aid to the flood affected victims of Chennai.
During 2020 Delhi riots, AIMIM organized two medical relief camps in Delhi and donated medicines worth ₹ 40 Lakhs. Asaduddin Owaisi announced that all elected representatives of AIMIM will donate one month of their salary for those affected by the Delhi riots.
- "All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen". Election MS. 30 March 2019.
- Special Correspondent (25 June 2014). "MIM gets State party recognition". The Hindu.
- "How AIMIM Has Emerged As the Principal Challenger of the BJP, Not 'Secular' Parties". The Wire. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
- "About Us". AIMIM. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
- Manoj, C. L. (5 December 2018). "Telangana: Several Plots, subplots for muslim votes in Hyderabad & beyond" – via The Economic Times.
- "Telangana assembly elections 2018: MIM eyes clean sweep, muscles into 8th fort | Hyderabad News – Times of India". The Times of India.
- "Recognized National Political Parties" (PDF). Andhra Pradesh State Election Commission. 21 November 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 February 2020.
"List of Political Parties" (PDF). Andhra Pradesh State Election Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 April 2012.
- "Javed Akhtar vs Asaduddin Owaisi: They represent very different cultural spaces of the Indian Muslim". 20 March 2016 – via The Economic Times.
- Daniyal, Shoaib. "'Why are you bracketing me as a Muslim?: Asaduddin Owaisi on why he won't say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'".
- "Election Commission of India has recognized the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul muslimeen as a state party for the state of Telengana..!!!". All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen. 25 June 2014. Archived from the original on 29 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
- "MIM must grow beyond Owaisis | India News – Times of India". The Times of India.
- "'Outsider' MIM makes maiden entry into Maharashtra Assembly, MNS bubble bursts". The Indian Express. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
- Aurangabad civic polls: MIM wins 32 seats, stuns parties, The Times of India, 24 April 2015.
- Jaffrelot, Christophe; Gayer, Laurent (1 December 2013), Muslims in Indian Cities : Trajectories of Marginalisation, HarperCollins Publishers India, pp. 143–, ISBN 978-93-5029-555-7
- "Aimim win 10 seats in Bihar polls". Times now.
- "Telangana polls: BJP borrows from Hyderabad history to recast Modi as Vallabhbhai Patel, paints KCR as 'new Nizam'". Firstpost.
- "Statute vs sacred: Owaisi's game has a familiar ring". Times of India Blog. 20 March 2016.
- "Asaduddin Owaisi's remark: Razakars don't say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'". Economic Times Blog. 17 March 2016.
- Malik, Ashok (20 March 2016). "Instigating a controversy". Deccan Chronicle.
- Muralidharan, Sukumar (2014). "Alternate Histories: Hyderabad 1948 Compels a Fresh Evaluation of the Theology of India's Independence and Partition". History and Sociology of South Asia. 8 (2): 119–138. doi:10.1177/2230807514524091. S2CID 153722788.
- "This day, that year: How Hyderabad became a part of the union of India".
- Article in the Hindu on AIMIM Archived 29 July 2003 at the Wayback Machine. Hindu.com (27 April 2003). Retrieved 2012-05-05.
- "MIM, the game changer in 2014 elections?". The Times of India. 24 March 2012. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "Majlis sounds election bugle". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- Songs in praise of Owaisi herald MIM's campaign – The Times of India. (16 February 2004). Retrieved 2012-05-05.
- MIM president Salahuddin Owaisi passes away | Indian Muslims Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Indianmuslims.info. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
- "What is the Muslim alternative being offered by Owaisi's MIM?".
- "About Us – Our Vision". AIMIM. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
- "Lakhs bid tearful adieu to Owaisi". Rediff. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
- "Waris Pathan named AIMIM national spokesman". Deccan Chronicle. 3 January 2020.
- "AIMIM national spokesperson Syed Asim Waqar claims credit for 'setting up' Murshidabad's first university". DNA India. 2 March 2018.
- "Akbaruddin Owaisi". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
- Poovanna, Sharan (16 April 2018). "Karnataka polls: Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM to back Janata Dal (Secular)". Livemint.
- Owaisi, Asaduddin (19 January 2021). "Tweet". Twitter.
- "Asaduddin Owaisi announces his party AIMIM will contest assembly polls in Jharkhand". Hindustan Times. 25 September 2019.
- "अब उत्तराखंड पर असदुद्दीन ओवैसी की नज़र, 2022 के लिए एक्टिव हुई AIMIM". rajyasameeksha. 1 February 2020.
- Salar bids goodbye to elections. The Times of India. (26 March 2004). Retrieved 5 May 2012.
- MIM President Salahuddin Owaisi passes away. TwoCircles.net. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
- Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : A veteran of many battles. The Hindu (30 September 2008). Retrieved 5 May 2012.
- "Majid Hussain is the new Mayor of Greater Hyderabad". NDTV.com. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "Hyderabad". Hindustan Times. 4 April 2004. Archived from the original on 7 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
- "Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen withdraws support to Andhra Pradesh government and UPA – Economic Times". The Economic Times. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen withdraws support to Andhra Pradesh government and UPA – Economic Times". The Economic Times. 13 November 2012. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "How ties between MIM and Congress strained". Rediff.
- Menon, Amarnath K. (12 November 2012). "MIM withdraws support from Congress govt in Andhra Pradesh". India Today.
- "MIM withdraws support to UPA, Kiran government". 12 November 2012 – via www.thehindu.com.
- GHMC Results, Congress leading. Siasat (26 November 2009). Retrieved 5 May 2012.
- "MIM's Hussain elected Mayor of Hyderabad – IBNLive". Ibnlive.in.com. 4 January 2012. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "Top performing MPs to be honoured with Sansad Ratna Award". Indiatomorrow.net. 25 December 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
- "MIM shows good performance in Nanded city Municipal polls". TwoCircles.net. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "MIM makes electoral debut in Karnataka, win six seats in civic polls". TwoCircles.net. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
- "Greater Hyderabad holds the key". The Times of India. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
- "Big gains for MIM in civic body polls". The Times of India.
- "MIM improves position in Nizamabad". The Hindu.
- "All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen scores historic ton in Andhra municipal polls". Deccan Chronicle.
- Farooquee, Neyaz. "Asaduddin Owaisi's Dalit outreach and the relevance of Prakash Ambedkar's Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi". The Caravan.
- Kulkarni, Dhaval (22 March 2019). "AIMIM aims two Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai". DNA India.
- "Aimim win 5 seats in Bihar polls". Times now.
- "Gujarat Result: स्थानीय निकाय चुनाव में BJP की बड़ी जीत, गोधरा में ओवैसी की पार्टी का चला सिक्का". आज तक (in Hindi). Retrieved 20 March 2021.
- "MIM's Hindu candidate defeats a Muslim in Hyderabad by election". Siasat. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
- "Hyderabad:MIM gives ticket to Hindu candidate – IBNLive". Ibnlive.in.com. 1 April 2009. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
- "Who is this Hindu candidate of MIM ?". The Times of India. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
- "MIM Announces Nine More Assembly Candidates, 1 LS". The New Indian Express. 9 April 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
- "MIM candidates in fray from 4 LS, 21 Assembly seats in Telangana". Siasat. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
- "MBT determined to get even with MIM". 3 January 2002 – via www.thehindu.com.
- "Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen to contest from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh". Deccan Chronicle.
- "MIM's Hindu candidate defeats Congress Muslim candidate in local election". TwoCircles.net. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "MIM announces relief for victims of Uttarakhand cal". Zee News.
- "AIMIM announces relief worth Rs 7.75 crores for Uttarakhand victims". Archived from the original on 11 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- Desk, News (17 December 2015). "Chennai Floods: AIMIM Donated Over Rs. 4 Crores Aid to the Flood Affected Victims". AIMIM News India. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
- AuthorTelanganaToday. "Hyderabad: AIMIM sends medical relief to flood-affected Bihar". Telangana Today. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
- "Kerala floods: TRS MPs donate one month's pay | Hyderabad News". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
- "AIMIM ने भी केरल बाढ़ पीड़ितों को दिये 16 लाख रुपये, भेजेंगे दवाइयां". Sakshipost Hindi. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
- "Delhi riots: AIMIM MPs, MLAs to donate 1 month salary to victims". The Siasat Daily. 2 March 2020. Retrieved 9 March 2020.