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Aamir Khan discusses gender inequality with British PM David Cameron

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Aamir Khan has been discussing gender inequality in India with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Cameron, who is in India on a three-day trade tour, had expressed an interest in meeting with the Satyamev Jayete host.

David Cameron poses with Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan

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David Cameron poses with Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan



Speaking to IANS during a visit to a girls' college, Khan said: "The patriarchal thinking is to blame for the status of women in society. We are all born with it. The feeling that men are superior.

"We have to deal with the problem in a mature manner. We have to stop first the girl child being killed, then we have to bring her at par with facilities there for the male child.

"Dealing with patriarchy is not easy. It is a gradual process. You have to win people over through whatever medium you can like - movies, culture and art."

Khan and Cameron interacted with the students for half an hour and responded to questions regarding employment opportunities in India and abroad.

David Cameron and UNICEF ambassador Aamir Khan meet students at the Janaki Devi Memorial College in New Delhi, India

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David Cameron and Aamir Khan meet students in New Delhi, India



The Talaash star, who has been celebrated for creating greater awareness of social causes in India through his TV show, last year supported the passing of a Child Protection Bill, which was subsequently approved.

Khan previously met with the Indian prime minister to discuss the matter of manual scavengers in India, and is the first non-MP Indian actor to be invited to Parliament.

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