While speaking on the 66th Independence Day, Mr Khan said, "Freedom to me means to have own thoughts and belief. From the world of news, I hear every day about women not being treated properly. I want women to be free and given equal opportunity like men, even in terms of education."
"I think people should start thinking big...women should be given more freedom without harming the culture and ideologies. I wish a happy and free life for women," added Mr Khan.
Mr Khan also discussed about the economic condition and other burning issues of the country. He said, "India is the most diverse country so I feel it should be free from non-secular thoughts. I want people to have a secular approach. Also I wish the country should prosper in sports, economy and every other aspect."
The superstar's statement came at a time when news from Assam once again shocked all. A first year degree student in Silchar was forcibly picked up by four persons in a car and allegedly raped her. One of the four persons have been identified as an advocate.
Everyday, news on rape, molestation, torture on women grab a major portions of all newspapers, TV news channels and internet. Now time will show when Mr Khan's wishes will come true.