Began in 2003, the Thurumbar Liberation Movement, strives to restore human dignity and rights to the most oppressed Puthirai Vannar(Thurumbar) community of Tamil Nadu.
Puthirai Vannars are the last and the least in the caste-based hierarchical Tamil society. Notified as the Scheduled Caste(SC), they are the last of the sub-castes and are the dalits of the Dalits. THURUMBAR is their historical name, which is still in vogue in Sri Lanka.
A miniscule minority community among the SCs, they live dispersed in almost all the colonies of Tamil Nadu, unseen and uncared for. This community needs the attention of the state and humanity. They are caste-based bonded labourers since they are involved in forced traditional service