All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen
AbbreviationAIMIM
LeaderAsaduddin Owaisi
PresidentAsaduddin Owaisi
SecretarySyed Ahmed Pasha Quadri
Lok Sabha leaderAsaduddin Owaisi
FounderAbdul Waheduddin Owaisi
Founded12 November 1927 (94 years ago) (1927-11-12)
HeadquartersDarussalam, Aghapura, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
NewspaperEtemaad Daily (Urdu)
ColoursGreen
ECI StatusState party
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance (2008–2012)
Seats in Lok Sabha
2 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in State Legislative Assemblies & Legislative Council
Election symbol
Website
www.aimim.org

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (lit.'All India Council for Unity of Muslims', abbr AIMIM) is an Indian political party based primarily in the state of Telangana.[1] It claims to promote the social, economical, and educational development and effective representation of Muslims, Dalits, other minorities and underprivileged communities in India.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

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.[9][10]

For much of its existence, it had little presence beyond Hyderabad. However, in more recent years, it has begun expanding into other states. It now has a significant presence in Maharashtra, with Imtiyaz Jaleel winning the Aurangabad constituency and with multiple members elected to the Legislative Assembly.[11][12][13][6][14] It has also made inroads in Bihar, winning five Legislative Assembly seats in 2020.[15]

At least three senior members of the party have reportedly caused controversy for alledged hate speech.[16][17][18]

Origins

Late Qaaid-e-Millat Nawab Bahadur Yar Jung
Late Qaaid-e-Millat Nawab Bahadur Yar Jung
Qasim Razvi chalking out plans during Operation Polo
Qasim Razvi chalking out plans during Operation Polo

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.[19] 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 shunned integration with India and instead, advocated to set up "Muslim dominion" in India.[20][21][22] 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.[23]

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.[24] 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.[25]

Before leaving, Razvi handed over the responsibility of whatever remained of the MIM to Abdul Wahed Owaisi, a lawyer. Owaisi organised it into the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.[26][27] Under his leadership, the AIMIM shifted from a hardline policy of independence to a pragmatic direction.[25] 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).[28][29]

In Indian politics

Andhra Pradesh/Telangana

Abdul Wahid Owaisi – Revived AIMIM in 1958
Abdul Wahid Owaisi – Revived AIMIM in 1958

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.[citation needed] In 1984 Salahuddin emerged victorious in the federal seat of Hyderabad, which he represented the seat until 2004.[30][31][32] Mohammad Majid Hussain of the AIMIM was unanimously elected as the Mayor of Greater Hyderabad on 2 January 2012.[33]

In 1993, AIMIM suffered a split, with a faction led by Amanullah Khan creating the Majlis Bachao Tehreek. As a result, AIMIM was reduced to a single Assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh in 1994.[34] They won 4 seats in 1999, and increased their total to 7 in 2009, where they have remained since then. They joined the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance in 2008, but left it in 2012.[35][36][37][38][39]

Maharashtra

The party won 2 seats at the 2014 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election.[40]

In 2018, AIMIM allied with Prakash Ambedkar's Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi.[41][42] AIMIM and VBA contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra in alliance. Imtiyaz Jaleel won the Aurangabad seat, winning a seat for AIMIM outside Hyderabad for the first time ever.[original research?] Owaisi's AIMIM big scores in Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Election. The Party won 25 seats in Aurangabad, 10 in Amravati, 9 in Solapur, 7 in Malegaon, 4 in Dhule, 2 in Mumbai, 2 in Thane and 1 in Pune. The AIMIM Party won Total 60 Municipal corporators and 40 Municipal Councilors in Maharashtra.

Bihar

State president Akhtarul Iman[43] contested from Kishanganj in the 2019 Indian general election,[44] placing third. Later that year, Qamrul Hoda won the Bihar Legislative Assembly seat of the same name in a by-election.[45]

AIMIM contested the 2020 Bihar Legislative Assembly election as part of the Grand Democratic Secular Front. The party won 5 seats in the Seemanchal region,[46] with Iman winning from Amour.[47][48][49][50]

Uttar Pradesh

AIMIM will fight 2022 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election[51] in alliance of Bhagidari Sankalp Morcha[52][53] Party president has announced to fight on 100 seats in Uttar Pradesh.[54][55][56][57][58][59][60][61]

Ideology

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.[62]

During a 2015 speech party chief Asaduddin Owaisi claimed, “Islam is the 'real home' of all religions in the world and hence the real 'home coming' will be when people of other religions embrace it,” Owaisi later went on to claim that, “All are born as Muslim and are later converted to other religions."[63]

Electoral performance

General elections

Lok Sabha
Election year Overall votes % of
overall vote
Seats contested Seats won +/– in seats
1989 403625 0.21% 1 1 1 Increase
1991 454823 0.16% 1 1 Steady
1996 340,070 0.1% 1 1 Steady
1998 485785 0.13% 1 1 Steady
1999 448,165 0.12% 1 1 Steady
2004 378,854 0.1% 1 1 Steady
2009 308,061 0.07% 1 1 Steady
2014 685,730 0.12% 5 1 Steady
2019 1,201,542 0.20% 3 2 1 Increase

State assembly elections

Election Year Overall votes % of
overall votes
Seats contested Seats won +/- in seats Sitting side
Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
1989
(Debut)
1.99% 35
4 / 294
Increase 4
1994 0.7% 20
1 / 294
Decrease 3
1999 1.05% 5
4 / 294
Increase 3
2004 375,165 1.05% 7
4 / 294
Steady
2009 349,896 0.83% 8
7 / 294
Increase 3
Telangana Legislative Assembly
2014
(New State Assembly)
7,37,134 1.52% 35
7 / 119
Increase 7
2018 561,089 2.7% 8
7 / 119
Steady
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
2014
(Debut)
489,614 0.93% 24
2 / 288
Increase 2
2019 737,888 1.34% 44
2 / 288
Steady
Bihar Legislative Assembly
2015
(Debut)
80,248 0.2% 6
0 / 243
Steady
2020 523,279 1.24% 20
5 / 243
Increase 5 GDSF

Headquarters

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.

Non-Muslim candidates

AIMIM has occasionally fielded Hindus in various assembly and local body elections.[64][65][66][67][68] The AIMIM selected Alampally Pochiah as its First Mayor in the City.[69] MIM had three Hindu Hyderabad mayors- K. Prakash Rao, A. Satyanarayana and Alampalli Pochaiah.[70] 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.[71]

Aurangabad Municipal Corporation AIMIM fielded 12 non-Muslim candidates, mostly underprivileged Hindus referred to as Dalits. Of these 12, five non-Muslims — Sangeeta Waghule, Lata Nikhalge, Gangadhar Dhage, Sarita Borde and Vikas Edke won.[citation needed]

Controversies

In 2007, floor leader of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AlMIM) in the Telangana Assembly, Akbaruddin Owaisi threatended to kill the writer Taslima Nasreen[16] should she ever visit Hyderabad again.[72] Nasreen was later attacked during a booklaunch for the Telugu translation of her novel Shodh.[73]

In February 2020, Police from India's Kalaburagi,Karnataka region charged party leader Waris Pathan for alledged hate speech. In the speech Pathon alledgedly expressed Anti-Hindu sentiment by positing, "To those saying we have only put our women at the forefront of the protest against the CAA, NRC and NPR, only our lionesses have come out till now and you are already sweating. Imagine what will happen if we all men came together. We are 15 crore, which can outweigh their 100 crore". Waris later apologised for the comments via Twitter while the party's president Asaduddin Owaisi advised him not to make provocative remarks in public.[17]

In August 2021, Muralidhar Rao of India's Bharatiya Janata Party accused AIMIM of openly declaring their support for the Taliban claiming, “This (state) government is aligned with the AIMIM. The Majlis Party has openly declared support and acceptance of Taliban. It’s not just AIMIM, but even the TRS which has aligned with AIMIM. We’ll have negative consequences in coming days on account of that.”[74]

In October 2021, the AIMIM party's president, Asaduddin Owaisi claimed that, "Muslims have been cheated in the name secularism" and alledged the legal system in Uttar Pradesh was biased against Muslims.[18]

Philanthropy

AIMIM donated relief worth 78.75 lakh for Uttarakhand flood victims in 2013.[75][76]

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.[77]

AIMIM donated over 5 crores aid to the 2017 Bihar flood victims in August 2017.[78]

During the 2018 Floods in Kerala State, AIMIM donated 1.6 Crores and medicines worth 50 lakh to the flood relief fund.[79][80]

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.[81]

Leadership

Post Name
National President Asaduddin Owaisi[82]
General Secretary Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri
National Spokesperson Waris Pathan[83]
National Spokesperson Asim Waqar[84]
Telangana Assembly Floor Leader Akbaruddin Owaisi[85]
Karnataka President Usman Ghani Humnabad[86]
Tamil Nadu President Abdul Rahim Khan
Gujarat President Sabirbhai Kabuliwala[87]
Maharashtra President Imtiyaz Jaleel[88]
Jharkhand President Mohammad Shakir
Bihar President Akhtarul Iman
Delhi President Kalimul hafiz
Uttar Pradesh President Shaukat Ali
Uttrakhand President Nayyer Kazmi[89]

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