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Pakistani groom gets AK-47 rifle as wedding present, video sparks debate online

According to local reports the woman who is seen presenting the assault rifle -- commonly known as Kalashnikov in Pakistan -- is reportedly the mother-in-law of the groom.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 1, 2020 11:07:01 am
People were surprised to see the groom unfazed to see the gun as gift. (Source: Shahid Jalbani/ Facebook)

A Pakistani groom has got a bizarre wedding gift, the video of which is going viral online. The video shows a woman greeting the newlyweds and asking someone to hand over the gift — an AK-47 — to her that she offered to the groom amid cheers from the crowd

The video has triggered a mixed reaction online.

According to ARY News, the woman who is seen presenting the assault rifle — commonly known as Kalashnikov in Pakistan — is reportedly the mother-in-law of the groom.

Watch the video here:

Firing a few rounds in the air is a custom during weddings and sporting victories in South Asian countries, however, gifting one might not be a known tradition.

What, however, really intrigued some people online was how the groom didn’t look surprised or shocked. He remained unfazed as he received the Kalashnikov from his mother-in-law. With people cheering and applauding in the background, many though it could be a family ritual.

Many recalled what they got as wedding presents as joke while other slammed gun control measures in the country.

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