People’s Manifesto for 2014 Loksabha Elections Released

Posted On : 22-02-2014

Thurumbar Liberation Movement joined hands with SAPI in placing the demands of Puthirai Vannars to various political parties to be included in their manifestos. This was released on January 24th, 2014 at Madurai.

The Unorganized Workers’ Federation also prepared a people’s manifesto and released it on 10.02.2014. The demands of the Puthirai Vannars are part of it.

The Demands are: i) Declare Puthirai Vannars as bonded labourers under Bonded Labour Abolition Act 1976, and rehabilitate them as per law. ii) Issue community certificates as ‘Puthirai Vannar’ through out Tamil Nadu. iii) Release the 2011 census on Puthirai Vannar population. Conduct a district level survey of the Puthirai Vannar community. iv) Revive the Puthirai Vannar Welfare Board and disburse all the funds lying idle for the past 4 years.