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Thirumavalavan or Thol. Thirumavalavan , is a Dalit activist, Member of Parliament in 15th Lok Sabha and the current President of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (Liberation Panthers Party), a Dalit political party in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. He rose to prominence in the 1990s as a Dalit leader, and entered politics in 1999. His political platform centres around ending the caste-based oppression of the Dalits, which he argues can best be achieved through reviving and reorienting Tamil nationalism. He has also expressed support for Tamil nationalist movements and groups elsewhere, including Sri Lanka. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Tamil Nadu govt is encouraging anti-dalit activities, alleges Thirumavalavan
2014-07-04
Page 1 of 4. KRISHNAGIRI: The Tamil Nadu government is encouraging anti-dalit activities by harassing and arresting the dalits on charges of indulging in naxal activities, said Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) president Thol Thirumavalavan on Friday.
(Times of India)
  1. VCK may part ways with DMK

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Wigneswaran declines Rajapaksa's invitation
2014-05-23
Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol Thirumavalavan said Mr. Wigneswaran's decision reflected the mood of the Tamils across the world. “Mr. Rajapaksa tried to use Mr. Wigneswaran as a shield against criticism from Tamil Nadu political parties.
(The Hindu)
  1. Invite to Rajapaksa Upsets TN Leaders

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Poll Drubbing Casts a Shadow on Dalit Politics
2014-05-19
Ironically, Dalit ideologue and VCK candidate D Ravikumar was trounced in Tiruvallur by over 3.2 lakh votes, the highest margin in the State. VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan lost by a margin of nearly 1.28 lakh votes in Chidambaram, which he represented ...
(The New Indian Express)

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    VCK Chief Pays Visit to Victim at JIPMER
    2014-04-28
    Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) chief Thol Thirumavalavan visited S Papa, one of the victims of the violence in Chidambaram, admitted to JIPMER, on Saturday night. He demanded stern action against the perpetrators of violence on the residents of ...
    (The New Indian Express)
    1. PMK-VCK rivalry rears its head

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    Thirumavalavan's temple visit evokes mixed reaction
    2014-04-19
    The visit of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol Thirumavalavan to the Nataraja temple in Chidambaram has showcased how elections make even politically irreconcilable groups reach out to each other. On April 16, Mr. Thirumavalavan, the DMK-front ...
    (The Hindu)

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      VCK manifesto seeks separate bank for Dalits
      2014-03-12
      Releasing the VCK's manifesto for the coming Lok Sabha elections on Wednesday, party leader Thol. Thirumavalavan said the VCK would press for creation of a separate bank for Dalits as “regular commercial banks without a proper social outlook remain ...
      (The Hindu)
      1. VCK leader Thirumavalavan to contest from Chidambaram

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      Thirumavalavan to contest from Chidambaram
      2014-03-12
      Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol Thirumavalavan will contest from the Chidambaram (reserved) constituency and former MLA Ravikumar will contest from the Thiruvallur (reserved) constituency. Talking to reporters after releasing the party ...
      (The Hindu)
      1. VCK leader Thirumavalavan to contest from Chidambaram
      2. Lok Sabha elections: VCK to field Thirumavalvan, Ravikumar in Chidambaram ...
      3. VCK manifesto seeks separate bank for Dalits

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      DMK mollifies VCK with one more seat
      2014-03-08
      The VCK has now been allotted the Tiruvallur constituency in addition to Chidambaram, a reserved constituency that elected VCK leader Thol. Thirumavalavan in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls. Hours before the meeting of the VCK's district secretaries taking ...
      (The Hindu)
      1. VCK Fumes Over LS Raw Deal, Burns MK Effigy
      2. DMK allots one more seat to VCK
      3. DMK allots 1 more seat to VCK for Lok Sabha elections

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      Puthiya Tamizhagam founder Krishnasamy to contest from Tenkasi
      2014-03-06
      Meanwhile, seat-sharing talks between DMK and Thol Thirumavalavan-led Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) are on at DMK headquarters in Chennai. Keywords: Lok Sabha polls, 2014 national elections, Puthiya Tamizhagam, founder K Krishnasamy, ...
      (The Hindu)
      1. Puthiya Tamizhagam's Krishnasamy to contest from Tenkasi

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