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Viral Video: Pakistani men mimic Wagah Border's foot-stomping ceremony at a wedding; sparks controversy

A recent viral video on X (formerly Twitter) showcases a group of individuals dressed as Pakistani army personnel engaging in the Wagah-Attari Border iconic foot-stomping routine at a wedding.

Viral Video: Pakistani men mimic Wagah Border's foot-stomping ceremony at a wedding; sparks controversy snt
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First Published Dec 5, 2023, 4:33 PM IST

On a daily basis, an enchanting retreat ceremony unfolds at the Wagah-Attari Border, marked by disciplined army men in their immaculate uniforms and striking headgear, signaling the day's border closure. However, a recent viral video on X (formerly Twitter) took an unexpected turn, showcasing a group of individuals dressed as Pakistani army personnel engaging in the iconic foot-stomping routine at a wedding. The video, capturing this intriguing and entertaining spectacle, reveals the performers receiving payment for their spirited display.

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The video, garnering over 400,000 views on X, has sparked a flurry of comments on the micro-blogging platform.

In response to the video, one user suggested, "We should also do this - Hamare yahan Shadi, Kitty Party ke orders liye jaate hain."

Another humorously proposed a post-retirement startup idea for BSF personnel, while a third playfully commented on Pakistan's economic condition, stating, "They monetized it given the state of their economy."

A fourth user humorously remarked, "There is no need to go to the Wagah border! Just get married. Or attend a wedding! Fun fun! The second option is safer."

However, there was a segment of users who perceived the video as an insult to the army.

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Situated on the International Border between India and Pakistan, approximately 27 km from Amritsar in Punjab, the Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post (JCP) holds significance as a prominent tourist attraction. This is attributed to the daily Joint Retreat Parade conducted by the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers.

The retreat ceremony is a traditional practice observed when the fighting troops complete their battle, secure their weapons, and withdraw from the battlefield after sunset.

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