Legalise Active Euthanasia in India

Legalise Active Euthanasia in India

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Tanishq Dalvi started this petition to Indian Government and

Euthanasia is an act or practice of painlessly putting a patient to death when they suffer from an incurable disease and pain.

What is Active Euthanasia?
When a patient is suffering through an incurable disease and excruciating pain, he or she can ask the doctor to painlessly end their life.

In India, passive euthanasia has been legalized since March of 2018. Due to the famous case of Aruna Shanbaug.

Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug (1 June 1948 – 18 May 2015), was an Indian nurse who was at the center of attention in a court case on euthanasia after spending 42 years in a vegetative state as a result of sexual assault.

In 1973, while working as a junior nurse at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Shanbaug was sexually assaulted by a ward boy, Sohanlal Bhartha Walmiki, and remained in a vegetative state following the assault. On 24 January 2011, after she had been in this state for 37 years, the Supreme Court of India responded to the plea for euthanasia filed by journalist Pinki Virani, by setting up a medical panel to examine her. The court rejected the petition on 7 March 2011. However, in its landmark opinion, it allowed passive euthanasia in India.

Just like Aruna, there are many more suffering from incurable states and diseases, why should they suffer? Why should they suffer through the pain?

India, a population over 1.3 billion faces over 60% of deaths due to terminal diseases. 80% of Cancer patients get to know about their health during the 3rd and 4th stages.

Destined death is also accompanied by excruciating pain for the remaining months. 70% of all incurable diseases have excruciating pain as an effect before death.

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