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People react when ‘child bride’ poses for photos in NY

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 26, 2016, 6:57 pm IST
Updated Feb 27, 2016, 4:47 pm IST
Everyday around 33,000 girls are married as children and suffer horrendous violation of human rights.
The video features two actors posing as a 65-year-old groom and his 12-year-old bride getting their pictures clicked together in Times Square. (Photo: YouTube/ @Coby Persin)
 The video features two actors posing as a 65-year-old groom and his 12-year-old bride getting their pictures clicked together in Times Square. (Photo: YouTube/ @Coby Persin)

The social evil of forced child marriages is prevalent even in this day and age. In order to sensitise people of developed countries to this harsh reality, YouTuber Coby Persin conducted a social experiment in the bustling city of New York to see how people would react upon witnessing such an inhumane practise.

The video features two actors posing as a 65-year-old groom and his 12-year-old bride getting their pictures clicked together in Times Square. Coby himself plays the role of their wedding photographer. At the same time, a hidden camera captures the reactions of onlookers.

 

The people’s reactions ranged from shock, disgust to pure outrage. One woman was even seen wiping away a tear when witnessing the scene. Fortunately most of them gave a piece of their mind to the ‘groom’ and even threatened to take police action against him. The video ended on a heartrending note saying that everyday around 33,000 girls are married as children and suffer horrendous violation of human rights.

Click on the link below to view the social experiment:

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