Skip to main content
Sabrang
Sabrang
Elections2019 Politics

Dalit Movements felicitate two elected Dalit MPs from Tamil Nadu

12 Jun 2019

Of the seven elected MPs from Tamil Nadu, two MPs are from the Dalit community from VCK (Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi).



Image courtesy: Newsminute

These two MPS Dr Thol. Thirumaavalavan,M.A., B.L., P.hD,  President  Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK, or Liberation Panthers Party) and Hon’ble Dr. D. Ravi Kumar, ,M.A., B.L., P.hD,  General Secretary, Viduthalai ChiruthaigalKatchi (VCK, or Liberation Panthers Party)  were facilitated jointly on 8th June 2019 at Andhra Bhawan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi by National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), National Dalit Watch (NDW), All India Dalit Rights Forum (AIDRF) and A.P Bhavan SC/ST Employees Welfare Association.

There are more than 250 MPs from dominant castes. Therefore the victory of these two Dalit MPs is very significant for representing the issues concerning Dalits in Parliament.

Dr. Ramesh Nathan (General Secretary, National Dalit Movement for Justice) said that this is a moment of great pride for the Dalit community that despite the tough competition and increased popularity of BJP Party in other parts of India, still VCK party managed to win in Tamil Nadu. The ideology of Dr.Thol. Thirumaavalavan and Dr. D. Ravi Kumar are very relevant to fight against caste system, untouchability, atrocities and caste feudal system.

Dr Thol. Thirumaavalavan and his party singularly raised their voice against the Sanatan Dharma and mobilised the voters to Save Democracy in Tamil Nadu.

Dr Thol. Thirumaavalavan has once again proved his mettle as the most charismatic leader of the present generation of Tamil and Dalit politics. He represents not only the political aspirations of the populous Dalit community in the State, but also ensured of the Tamil Dalits living across the world. He has again emerged victorious for the second time from the Chidambaram constituency.

The emergence of Dr. Thirumavalavan onto the Tamil political landscape dominated by Dravidian politics was a historical watershed for subaltern politics. His emergence as a political leader in the post-1990 Ambedkar centenary era is a significant moment in the history of Tamil and Dalit politics.

The other Dalit MP, Writer D. Ravikumar, the party’s general secretary, is a former M.L.A, who has a number of literary works to his name including Venomous Touch: Notes on Caste, Culture and Politics and has written passionate critiques of casteism. He has intellectual and political standing and has made several policy interventions when he was elected as MLA from Kattumannarkoil constituency in 2006.

Dr Ravi Kumar, a great writer on Dalit struggles and aspirations said that he is fighting for numerical strength, financial strength and political equality of Dalits. He said that he will take up the issue of ‘Reservation in Universities’ in the coming days.

On the occasion of the felicitation, Mr. N. Paul Divakar, Chairperson, Asia Dalit Rights Forum-ADRF, Ms. Beena Pallikal, General Secretary, DAAA-NCDHR, Rev. Dr. Vincent Manoharan, National Convener, National Dalit Christian Watch, Rev. Dr. Vincent Manoharan, National Convener, NDCW,Ms. Shabnam Hashmi, Social Activist, ANHAD, Mr. Anand Rao, Assist. Commissioner, AP Bhavan and National Convener, AIDRF ,Prof. Sugumar, University of Delhi, Rev. Fr. Vijoy Kumar Nayak, Secretary, CBCI, Hon’ble Sr. Anastasia Gill, Member, Delhi Minority Commission Adv. Franklin Caesar, Supreme Court of India, Father Denzil Fernandes Executive Director Jesuit Indian Social Institute were present.

Courtesy: Two Cirlces

Dalit Movements felicitate two elected Dalit MPs from Tamil Nadu

Of the seven elected MPs from Tamil Nadu, two MPs are from the Dalit community from VCK (Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi).



Image courtesy: Newsminute

These two MPS Dr Thol. Thirumaavalavan,M.A., B.L., P.hD,  President  Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK, or Liberation Panthers Party) and Hon’ble Dr. D. Ravi Kumar, ,M.A., B.L., P.hD,  General Secretary, Viduthalai ChiruthaigalKatchi (VCK, or Liberation Panthers Party)  were facilitated jointly on 8th June 2019 at Andhra Bhawan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi by National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), National Dalit Watch (NDW), All India Dalit Rights Forum (AIDRF) and A.P Bhavan SC/ST Employees Welfare Association.

There are more than 250 MPs from dominant castes. Therefore the victory of these two Dalit MPs is very significant for representing the issues concerning Dalits in Parliament.

Dr. Ramesh Nathan (General Secretary, National Dalit Movement for Justice) said that this is a moment of great pride for the Dalit community that despite the tough competition and increased popularity of BJP Party in other parts of India, still VCK party managed to win in Tamil Nadu. The ideology of Dr.Thol. Thirumaavalavan and Dr. D. Ravi Kumar are very relevant to fight against caste system, untouchability, atrocities and caste feudal system.

Dr Thol. Thirumaavalavan and his party singularly raised their voice against the Sanatan Dharma and mobilised the voters to Save Democracy in Tamil Nadu.

Dr Thol. Thirumaavalavan has once again proved his mettle as the most charismatic leader of the present generation of Tamil and Dalit politics. He represents not only the political aspirations of the populous Dalit community in the State, but also ensured of the Tamil Dalits living across the world. He has again emerged victorious for the second time from the Chidambaram constituency.

The emergence of Dr. Thirumavalavan onto the Tamil political landscape dominated by Dravidian politics was a historical watershed for subaltern politics. His emergence as a political leader in the post-1990 Ambedkar centenary era is a significant moment in the history of Tamil and Dalit politics.

The other Dalit MP, Writer D. Ravikumar, the party’s general secretary, is a former M.L.A, who has a number of literary works to his name including Venomous Touch: Notes on Caste, Culture and Politics and has written passionate critiques of casteism. He has intellectual and political standing and has made several policy interventions when he was elected as MLA from Kattumannarkoil constituency in 2006.

Dr Ravi Kumar, a great writer on Dalit struggles and aspirations said that he is fighting for numerical strength, financial strength and political equality of Dalits. He said that he will take up the issue of ‘Reservation in Universities’ in the coming days.

On the occasion of the felicitation, Mr. N. Paul Divakar, Chairperson, Asia Dalit Rights Forum-ADRF, Ms. Beena Pallikal, General Secretary, DAAA-NCDHR, Rev. Dr. Vincent Manoharan, National Convener, National Dalit Christian Watch, Rev. Dr. Vincent Manoharan, National Convener, NDCW,Ms. Shabnam Hashmi, Social Activist, ANHAD, Mr. Anand Rao, Assist. Commissioner, AP Bhavan and National Convener, AIDRF ,Prof. Sugumar, University of Delhi, Rev. Fr. Vijoy Kumar Nayak, Secretary, CBCI, Hon’ble Sr. Anastasia Gill, Member, Delhi Minority Commission Adv. Franklin Caesar, Supreme Court of India, Father Denzil Fernandes Executive Director Jesuit Indian Social Institute were present.

Courtesy: Two Cirlces

Related Articles

Monday

13

Jan

Nationwide

Saturday

04

Jan

Karve Statue, Kothrud, Pune

Theme

Delhi HC

Hate Speech and Delhi Pogrom 2020

A spate of provocative speeches, that amount to hate speech in law and should be prosecuted allowed blood letting to spill on the streets of north east Delhi in February-March 2020
hashimpura

Hashimpura Massacre

The Lemmings of Hashimpura
summer

Summer Culture

Our first summer culture bouquet features fiction from Syria and Iraq and poetry and art from Palestine.
khoj

Teaching Without Prejudice

Report of the CABE Committee on 'Regulatory Mechanisms for Textbooks and Parallel Textbooks Taught in Schools Outside the Government System

Campaigns

Monday

13

Jan

Nationwide

Saturday

04

Jan

Karve Statue, Kothrud, Pune

Videos

Labour

The long road home for migrant workers

Migrant workers from rural parts of the country, who migrate to large cities, constitute a sizable segment of the urban population. Amid the lockdown, Migrant workers have not only lost their means to earn their daily bread but also their dignity. As they return home, walking or thrown together in jam-packed vehicle, some of them come face to face with state enforced Police brutality and, some, with death. Watch this heart-wrenching video to witness migrant workers' crisis in the nation right now.

Labour

The long road home for migrant workers

Migrant workers from rural parts of the country, who migrate to large cities, constitute a sizable segment of the urban population. Amid the lockdown, Migrant workers have not only lost their means to earn their daily bread but also their dignity. As they return home, walking or thrown together in jam-packed vehicle, some of them come face to face with state enforced Police brutality and, some, with death. Watch this heart-wrenching video to witness migrant workers' crisis in the nation right now.

Analysis

Delhi HC

Hate Speech and Delhi Pogrom 2020

A spate of provocative speeches, that amount to hate speech in law and should be prosecuted allowed blood letting to spill on the streets of north east Delhi in February-March 2020
hashimpura

Hashimpura Massacre

The Lemmings of Hashimpura
summer

Summer Culture

Our first summer culture bouquet features fiction from Syria and Iraq and poetry and art from Palestine.
khoj

Teaching Without Prejudice

Report of the CABE Committee on 'Regulatory Mechanisms for Textbooks and Parallel Textbooks Taught in Schools Outside the Government System

Archives