Tamil activist, strategist and political commentator
May 17 Iyyakkam/ May 17 Movement
Thirumurugan Gandhi is a Chennai-based Tamilactivist who founded the May 17 Movement for the cause Eelam Tamil society's struggle for their Separate Eelam Nation, primarily those affected by the last stages of the Civil War. Thirumurugan Gandhi is also a supporter of the Anti-Nuke protesters and championed the Kudankulam Anti-Nuke protests. His Movement is named "May 17" remembering the day in which more than 100,000 Tamils were killed in the final stages of war waged by the Sri Lankan military against Tamils civilians in the middle of May 2009.