Barrister Asaduddin Owaisi is an eminent Indian parliamentarian, and has served as President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) since being elected in 2008. Under Owaisi’s stewardship, the party won seven assembly seats in each of 2009 and 2014. In 2014, he was also elected to the 16th Lok Sabha (House of the People). An outspoken parliamentarian, Owaisi has been instrumental in persuading the Indian government to establish the Ministry of Minority Affairs to look after the welfare of religious minorities in India, including Muslims. The Dar-us-Salam Educational Trust (DET) is the branch of the AIMIM that oversees various social, educational, and welfare programs.