October 5, 2020

Citation: KHC (1) KHC SN (1) KLD ILR . Court of India, Ms. Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug, a 60 – year – old female. NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: The Supreme Court’s verdict on Friday legalising passive euthanasia owes much to the Aruna Shanbaug case, around. Pinki Virani had filed a plea in seeking that Aruna Shanbaug, who lived in a vegetative state for decades after a brutal rape, be allowed.

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Valmiki walked out of jail in and still claims he did not rape Shanbaug. By rejecting outright the use of active euthanasia to end life through administration of lethal judyement, the apex court thereby laid down stringent guidelines under which passive euthanasia would be legally allowed via a high court-monitored mechanism. Train 18 at kmph! However, whether is it appropriate to bring the life of an individual to end is right or not is still debated.

Image Source Euthanasia refers to the practice of ending one’s life due to extreme pain and suffering. Retrieved 11 September Views Read Edit View history. Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.

Women’s Wall in Kerala: He further added, “There should not be a misuse of passive euthanasia for treating a patient with the worst health condition or by their family to take away property.

Right guaranteed in the European Declaration of Human Rights provides the right not to be forced to suffer. She contended that the patient had been in a vegetative state for the past many years and did not have any chance of recovery at all. What is passive euthanasia?


With mercy killing, the law needs to consider ethics, which has left the medical fraternity divided. Voluntary euthanasia is where the consent is taken from the patient, whereas non voluntary euthanasia is where the consent is unavailable e.

Euthanasia Debate: The Aruna Shanbaug Judgment

The asphyxiation cut off judgementt to her brain, resulting in brain stem contusion injury, cervical cord injury, and cortical blindness. While there is no legal difficulty in the case of the former, the latter poses several problems.

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They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress. The verdict will help them in taking appropriate decision.

Aruna Shanbaug ruling flawed, says SC – The Hindu

In view of the inconsistent opinions rendered in Aruna Shanbaug supra and also considering the important question of law involved which needs to be reflected in the light of social, legal, medical and constitutional perspective, it becomes extremely important to have a clear enunciation of law. Here shanbagu some rare images of ‘Ilaya Thilagam’. A journalist activist Pinki Virani had filed a plea in seeking that Aruna Shanbaug, who lived in a vegetative state for decades after a brutal rape, be allowed the dignity to die through passive euthanasia.

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However, it rejected the petition on March 7, There are different laws for euthanasia in different countries. From that day Aruna could survive only on mashed food.

For 42 years, she was in the same Ward 4 in a comatose state. It also distinguished between active and passive euthanasia. All that we wish to say is that however much her interest in Aruna Shanbaug may be it cannot match the involvement of the KEM hospital staff who have been taking care of Aruna day and night for 38 years.

This will alert our moderators to take action Name Reason for reporting: The Supreme Court accepted the petition and constituted a medical board to report back on Aruna’s health and medical condition.

They felt that there was no need judgenent euthanasia in the case.

The Aruna Shanbaug case which changed euthanasia laws in India

judggement Women’s Wall in Kerala: Aruna, who passed away in May, was probably one of the longest living comatose patients. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But it had opposed the concept of Living Will or advanced directive.

What is a living will? That too when the chance of survival is meager.