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Old March 7th, 2011, 10:37 AM
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Supreme Court allows passive euthanasia in path-breaking judgement

Supreme court allows passive euthanasia



NEW DELHI: In a path-breaking judgement, the Supreme Court today allowed "passive euthanasia" of withdrawing life support to patients in permanently vegetative state (PVS) but rejected outright active euthanasia of ending life through administration of lethal substances.

Refusing mercy killing of Aruna Shanbaug, lying in a vegetative state for 37 years in a Mumbai hospital, a two-judge bench of justices Markandeya Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra, laid a set of tough guidelines under which passive euthanasia can be legalised through high court monitored mechanism.

The apex court while framing the guidelines for passive euthanasia asserted that it would now become the law of the land until Parliament enacts a suitable legislation to deal with the issue.

The bench also asked Parliament to delete Section 309 IPC (attempt to suicide) as it has become "anachronistic though it has become Constitutionally valid."

"A person attempts suicide in a depression, and hence he needs help, rather than punishment," Justice Katju writing the judgement said.

The apex court said though there is no statutory provision for withdrawing life support system from a person in permanently vegetative state, it was of the view that "passive euthanasia" could be permissible in certain cases for which it laid down guidelines and cast the responsibility on high courts to take decisions on pleas for mercy killings.

"We agree with senior counsel T R Andhyarujina (who assisted the court in the matter) that passive euthanasia should be permitted in our country in certain situations, and we disagree with Attorney General (G E Vahanvati) that it should never be permitted," said the bench.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...ow/7644557.cms


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This is the ulta-gaand attitude of pro-lifers that I hate. Passive euthanasia is downright evil and cruel. When even criminals are given mercy-killing why not deserving patients
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What exactly is passive euthanasia and what difference would this (passive and active) make to Aruna S?
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About Aruna Shanbaug--

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruna_Shanbaug
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What exactly is passive euthanasia and what difference would this (passive and active) make to Aruna S?
i dont know about aruna .

but passive euthanasia is something like ......if the person is on ventilator , removing the ventilator .

active euthanasia is actually killing the person by giving him lethal substances .
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i dont know about aruna .

but passive euthanasia is something like ......if the person is on ventilator , removing the ventilator .

active euthanasia is actually killing the person by giving him lethal substances .
That's what I thought... and only cowards and yellow-gut people would do something like that
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i dont know about aruna .

but passive euthanasia is something like ......if the person is on ventilator , removing the ventilator .

active euthanasia is actually killing the person by giving him lethal substances .
ha...toh, either way she is going to die shortly. I am not an expert but people get stroke and die shortly (read in Robin Cook's books) when they remove ventilator. or she would starve to death if they stop feeding her, which according to me is cruel.
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ha...toh, either way she is going to die shortly. I am not an expert but people get stroke and die shortly (read in Robin Cook's books) when they remove ventilator. or she would starve to death if they stop feeding her, which according to me is cruel.
I dont think she is on ventilator

here-aruna's story in short--

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/repor...-story_1091102
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Lets count our blessings.....
At least they've allowed 'passive euthanasia.'
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ha...toh, either way she is going to die shortly. I am not an expert but people get stroke and die shortly (read in Robin Cook's books) when they remove ventilator. or she would starve to death if they stop feeding her, which according to me is cruel.
agree with you, paasive seems more cruel... I have nothing against the stand against euthanasia... every individual is a property of republic, so euthanasia/suicide can not be allowed in general...
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agree with you, paasive seems more cruel... I have nothing against the stand against euthanasia... every individual is a property of republic, so euthanasia/suicide can not be allowed in general...
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This is the ulta-gaand attitude of pro-lifers that I hate. Passive euthanasia is downright evil and cruel. When even criminals are given mercy-killing why not deserving patients
the problem with that is - who decides who is deserving and who is not?


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At least they've allowed 'passive euthanasia.'
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the problem with that is - who decides who is deserving and who is not?




absolutely...
Money decides that... along with the surviving family members. There should be some absolute in this world... and in today's world, nothing is more absolute than money.
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In cases where there is no hope, I do not see anything wrong. What is the use to prolong the unstoppable?
Who is to decide,....well I guess doctor is the one who can give educated opinion..... the call is still tricky...and i know many can use it to their benefit....but in some genuine cases...it makes sense.
I read a case in one of my classes in UG about it and it was quite heartbreaking.
Lady went into vegetative state....husband supported her for 6 odd years and then decided to stop the treatment as there was no hope. Then parents went to court and got order to treat their daugther....she was on life support for next 6-7 years and then was taken off the life support.
So in all 12+ years of suffering
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