Indian paramilitary to recruit transgender officers, Akshay Kumar praises the 'progressive move'


In a progressive step, the Government of India decided to induct members of the transgender community of India in the country's elite paramilitary forces. As a measure to end discrimination against the marginalised section, the Ministry of Home Affairs has reportedly sought suggestions and comments from the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) regarding the decision. According to reports, the concerned ministry is currently working on the proposal to commission the 'third gender' as officers in the paramilitary forces.

Soon after the news was out, Akshay Kumar lauded Government's progressive move. The actor, who has been supporting initiatives that are for the public good and empowers citizens, will be playing the role of a man possessed by a transgender ghost in his upcoming film Laxmmi Bomb. "Brilliant news! Now that’s a progressive move by the government in the right direction. I hope rest of the occupations in the country follow suit," Akshay tweeted.


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Workwise, Akshay is awaiting the release of two of his films. One is Rohit Shetty's actioner Sooryavanshi with Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh. The other is Raghava Lawrence's horror-comedy Laxmmi Bomb co-starring Kiara Advani. The former is said to release in theatres on Diwali while the other is getting a direct-to-web release on Disney+Hotstar.

(Source: Twitter/News18)