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Celebratory Firing: A Journey from Marriage Procession to Funeral March

Shinto Devassy, Zahid Ali Cholassery

Keywords : Celebratory fire, Firearm, Gunshot

Citation Information : Devassy S, Cholassery ZA. Celebratory Firing: A Journey from Marriage Procession to Funeral March. Journal of Medical Academics 2020; 3 (1):22-24.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-0050

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-12-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Celebratory firing/happy firing is considered to be a symbol of power and masculinity. In India, it is culturally accepted in many parts during a wedding procession. The present article describes a case of death of a teenager who sustained gunshot injury while attending her relative\'s marriage and succumbed to death and describes the prevalence of such customs existing in the society and the various measures taken by the government and policy makers to prevent such acts and to protect every life which is lost to activities that bring only momentary pleasure.

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