Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) founder and Lok Sabha MP Thol. Thirumavalavan on Sunday launched a campaign in Tamil Nadu by distributing booklets on Manusmriti to create awareness, among people, of its views on non-Brahmins and women.
The 32-page booklets compiled by scholar Gauthama Sana and containing Tamil translation of verses from Manusmriti were distributed by the MP to the commuters at the Koyambedu bus terminus.
The book is with an introduction by Thirumavalavan.
The VCK cadres also distributed the booklets in public places across the State for free.
Thirumavalavan said: “The Hindu society continues to operate on the basis of Manusmriti. Despite the Constitution coming into force in 1950, Manusmriti’s total influence can be seen in the social and cultural aspects of society.”
“Manusmriti considers women, who may belong to any of the four varnas, as sudras. Therefore, we want to create awareness of it. Manusmriti is the political ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Sangh Parivar. They want to strengthen the varna system prescribed in Manusmriti once again,” he added.