[VIDEO] Pakistani groom gets AK-47 as wedding gift, video sparks debate

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Wedding day gifts are never easy to choose especially when an invitee is not sure about what the groom and the bride like. While many play it safe by gifting regular home décor or kitchen items, some become adventurous to the extent that their gift becomes too bizarre.

But even bizarre gifts will be considered 'normal' compared to what a groom in Pakistan received on his wedding day.

Believe it or not, the groom was given an AK-47 assault rifle as a gift. A 30-second video of him receiving the gift from his wife has now gone viral on social media.

The short clip, shared on Twitter and Facebook, shows the groom smiling while being handed the rifle by a woman. While he stands up to take the gun in his hand, his wife is seen smiling.

According to an ARY News report, the woman who is seen presenting the rifle is the mother-in-law of the groom.

The video has now received over 2.19 lakh views with over 2,700 likes and 500 retweets.

Netizens were surprised that the groom was not shocked to receive the rifle as a gift. In fact, he and his wife remained absolutely unfazed as attendees cheered and applauded him in the background.

Some users pointed out that it’s a custom in some families to present the father or the grandfather’s hunting rifle to the son or grandson.

"For all those calling it an act of terrorism, hold your breaths pls. It’s a custom in some families to present the father’s or grandfather’s hunting rifle/Kalashnikov to the son/grandson on his marriage not to promote terrorism but as a gesture of honour," a user wrote.

Back in September, a Pakistani man bought a one-acre plot of land on the moon as a wedding gift for his wife.

Sohaib Ahmed, a resident of Rawalpindi, bought the lunar land in the region called 'Sea of Vapour'. The land was bought from the International Lunar Lands Registry.

Ahmed said that he was inspired by late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput to buy the piece of land on the moon.

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How is this terrorism? Guns are unconventional but I’ve seen grooms with swords and daggers at Punjabi weddings.

This is cultural. People need to calm down. There’s no need to make everything an issue.
 
A spectacular gift!

If I ever move to the Southern USA where it is legal to own a gun, the first thing I'll do is to buy an AK 47.

If there is any gun that has so much emotion attached that it can be considered a work of art, it's an AK 47. You'll find it on several flags. That's how inspiring it is.
 
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Horses for courses.

I’m sure somewhere in the world they’ll think it’s bizarre that people elsewhere give ironing boards, kettles, microwaves etc as wedding gifts. Or useless and tacky household ornaments that will never be used.
 
A bit redneck-esque but if they have all the paperwork in order... they can spend their money as they wish to.
 
Gift is one thing, but the aerial firing that gets done at marriages in pakistan is a problem that no one looks at.

The bullet that goes inthe air comes back to hit anyone in general public. THere have been many deaths like this in the past.
 
Absolutely disgusting. The shoddy state of the article I mean. No mention of where the wedding took place, could have been China for all we know.

Don't know about anyone else but I am fed up of these medieval standards of reporting.
 
In our tradition, we are gifted a type of long sword from the brides family. The history goes back to centuries where the groom is given the sword to protect his woman. As long as it is symbolism, I don't see anything wrong.
 
In our tradition, we are gifted a type of long sword from the brides family. The history goes back to centuries where the groom is given the sword to protect his woman. As long as it is symbolism, I don't see anything wrong.

Every culture has different traditions and unless it is harmful, we should respect their customs.
 
Only in Pakistan will you find such news :rp

Have you ever heard of the US? I got these results literally after a couple of seconds on google.

A real shotgun wedding! Fans of the second amendment proudly brandish weapons during MARRIAGE ceremonies

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...roudly-brandish-guns-MARRIAGE-ceremonies.html

With crowns on their heads and AR-15s in their arms, couples exchange vows in pro-gun church

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...arms-couples-exchange-vows-in-pro-gun-church/

This Pakistan wedding thing is nothing compared to this, not sure why it even made the news.
 
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jo kaam woh kar baitha hai (shaadi), abh toh banta hai for his tahafuz.... 😜
 
For all those calling it an act of terrorism, hold your breaths pls. It’s a custom in some families to present the father’s or grandfather’s hunting rifle/Kalashnikov to the son/grandson on his marriage not to promote terrorism but as a gesture of honour," a user wrote.

Lol how is this terrorism? Did some journalist write an entire article based on troll comments?
 
I like that, traditionally ,many Punjabis and most of the Phatans love to keep a gun . Nice gift.
 
Gift is one thing, but the aerial firing that gets done at marriages in pakistan is a problem that no one looks at.

The bullet that goes inthe air comes back to hit anyone in general public. THere have been many deaths like this in the past.

Good point. If it's legal then the gift is fine but all this aerial firing and also some of the fireworks set fire to others' property. As usual, no one is held accountable.
 
An aerial firing at one of the weddings in my family nearly shot someone to the point where an ensuing gunfight was barley stopped.

It’s an excuse for insecure boys to garner attention. Pure and simple.
 
An aerial firing at one of the weddings in my family nearly shot someone to the point where an ensuing gunfight was barley stopped.

It’s an excuse for insecure boys to garner attention. Pure and simple.

It is illegal but happens in almost every other wedding in Northern rural Punjab and KP.

In these areas, a wedding without aerial firing and 'marriage' bombs is considered a dull affair.

I think authorities should organize annual cultural events at local level where interested people can show off and have some fun with guns in a controlled secure environment.
 
Personally I'm against the ownership of guns. I leave all that in FPS games like COD.
 
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