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N. Srinivasan's son believes his father's gay past is responsible for his homophobia

Ashwin Srinivasan and his partner Avi Mukherjee have written to the world's largest coalition of NGOs to seek help from them

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Ashwin Srinivasan(L) and his partner Avi Mukherjee(R)

On the auspicious occasion of the Father’s day, the former President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Mr. N. Srinivasan will surely not love this piece of news. The man has often been accused by his own son Ashwin Srinivasan for his dictatorial nature and recently he has made a shocking claim about him as well.

Ashwin, who is a self-confessed homosexual, has often blamed his father for hurting his sensibilities in the past and recently after the infamous shooting saga at a gay nightclub in Orlando, he has come up with this quote which might spell doom for the erstwhile BCCI President. 

Ashwin’s quote

Ashwin told DNA, “Just like the Orlando killer Omar Mateen, my father N Srinivasan too is wracked with guilt over his own gay past. He is transfer-projecting that on us and hence his homophobia takes on a rarely seen venality.”

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In 2012, reports of Ashwin’s ire against his father surfaced as the son then had charged his father of “homophobically unleashing a cycle of violence” against him and his partner Avi Mukherjee to 'cure' them of homosexuality.

Later, he also made some appalling revelations about the senior Srinivasan and told the world about the connections of his brother-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan who has been banned for life for his involvement in the IPL spot-fixing saga in 2013.

Ashwin also talked about how his parents and doctors chalked out an abominable plan to ‘neutralize’ him and his partner, "Later, they reduced the drug intake and made it irregular. Avi and I started experiencing heightened stress and hypersensitivity, sleeplessness, anxiety, couldn't even hold on to a thought for longer than a minute.

“Dr. Khanna, who we were seeing, wouldn't let us on to why this was happening and we finally looked it up on the net to find that we were suffering from Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome."

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Ashwin also narrated their current predicament, “We're being held captive against our will and tortured by my father who wants me to break up with Avi, get married and have children to further the family line. Two months have now become two years, we've been given death threats and fear for our lives.

“Our passports and other documents of identity have all been taken away and we've been told not to step out."

His partner Avi, who still suffers from a broken clavicle and pain in the foot which he suffered due to the brutal police attack in 2012, rued the fact that parents of Ashwin are quite influential and they are making it sure that the voices of the duo remain unheard.

However, the duo wants to keep trying and they have even written to the world's largest coalition of NGOs, which are fighting against arbitrary detention, torture, summary and extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances and other forms of violence, Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture, Geneva, Switzerland, to seek help from them.

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