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The Euthanasia Debate: Should rabies patients be given the right to die with dignity?
Health

The Euthanasia Debate: Should rabies patients be given the right to die with dignity?

An NGO filed a PIL questioning a judgement passed by the Apex Court in 2018: while the judgement allowed passive euthanasia, it excluded rabies patients.

London Paralympics gold medallist Marieke Vervoort dies by euthanasia aged 40
Sports

London Paralympics gold medallist Marieke Vervoort dies by euthanasia aged 40

Belgian Paralympic champion Marieke Vervoort ended her life through euthanasia at the age of 40 on Tuesday, Belgian media reported.

Harassed by govt engineer, Uttar Pradesh businessman commits suicide near Bijnor collectorate's office
India

Harassed by govt engineer, Uttar Pradesh businessman commits suicide near Bijnor collectorate's office

Alleging harassment by a state government official, a flour-mill owner committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh by consuming poison near the Bijnor collectorate's office

Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to star in Blackbird, adaptation of Danish film Silent Heart
Entertainment

Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Mia Wasikowska to star in Blackbird, adaptation of Danish film Silent Heart

The Danish film Silent Heart was about a terminally ill mother who decides to pursue euthanasia and gathers her family together for one last time

Australian scientist David Goodall commits assisted suicide at 104 in Switzerland, listened to Beethoven in final moments
World

Australian scientist David Goodall commits assisted suicide at 104 in Switzerland, listened to Beethoven in final moments

104-year-old Australian scientist, David Goodall, on Thursday committed assisted suicide in Switzerland where he went to die after his home country denied him the right to seek help in taking his own life.

Maharashtra: 91 farmers from Buldhana seek permission for euthanasia over inadequate remuneration
India

Maharashtra: 91 farmers from Buldhana seek permission for euthanasia over inadequate remuneration

As many as 91 farmers from Buldhana district of Maharashtra have submitted a letter to the governor and SDO and sought permission for euthanasia.

Milind Deora column: SC's passive euthanasia verdict a welcome step to giving everyone right to die with dignity
India

Milind Deora column: SC's passive euthanasia verdict a welcome step to giving everyone right to die with dignity

The 538-page verdict and its guidelines are articulate and unambiguous, which is a big boon for Parliament to legislate and draft a law honouring the SC’s mandate.

Supreme Court should consider Indian senior citizens' right to die with dignity, go beyond medical reasons
India

Supreme Court should consider Indian senior citizens' right to die with dignity, go beyond medical reasons

Given the collapse of the large Indian family and the known fact that most senior citizens are treated badly, the Supreme Court should consider extending the right to die with dignity to the elderly

Supreme Court allows passive euthanasia: Sanjay Leela Bhansali recalls backlash to Guzaarish for depicting plea for dignified death
Entertainment

Supreme Court allows passive euthanasia: Sanjay Leela Bhansali recalls backlash to Guzaarish for depicting plea for dignified death

After the Supreme Court announced that a person has the "right to die with dignity" in case of an irreversible stage of terminal illness, Sanjay Leela Bhansali recounted the subject that sparked a hue and cry when Guzaarish released in 2010.

Following landmark Supreme Court judgment, India joins league of select nations which allow passive euthanasia
India

Following landmark Supreme Court judgment, India joins league of select nations which allow passive euthanasia

With the Supreme Court holding the right to die with dignity a fundamental right and recognising 'living will' made by terminally-ill patients as permissible, India has joined a league of select countries where passive euthanasia has been accorded legal sanctity

Passive euthanasia gets SC nod: Medical board would create hurdles, not smoothen path to peaceful demise
India

Passive euthanasia gets SC nod: Medical board would create hurdles, not smoothen path to peaceful demise

For a country that swears by Mahatma Gandhi, it is sad that it has taken almost two decades for India to finally decide that both passive euthanasia and the living will are now legal.

Passive euthanasia allowed: Read full text of Supreme Court judgment recognising right to die with dignity
India

Passive euthanasia allowed: Read full text of Supreme Court judgment recognising right to die with dignity

Recognising the right to a dignified death, the Supreme Court on Friday passed a judgment allowing passive euthanasia. Here is the full text of the Supreme Court judgment.

Passive Euthanasia updates: Mumbai couple who wanted assisted suicide from President 'not satisfied' with SC verdict
India

Passive Euthanasia updates: Mumbai couple who wanted assisted suicide from President 'not satisfied' with SC verdict

The Supreme Court has recognised the Right to Die as a facet of Article 21, while giving sanction to passive Euthanasia and living will/advance directive.

Supreme Court legalises passive euthanasia: Dignity in death is a facet of Right to Live, rules five-judge bench
India

Supreme Court legalises passive euthanasia: Dignity in death is a facet of Right to Live, rules five-judge bench

In a landmark ruling, Supreme Court recognised the right to die with dignity and legalised passive euthanasia on Friday. A Constitution bench comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Kumar Misra, Justice AK Sikri, Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Ashok Bhushan, passed the verdict on the plea to allow "living will" that will authorise the withdrawal of all life support systems if in the opinion of the doctors he has reached an irreversible stage of terminal illness.

Supreme Court likely to pronounce judgment on petition seeking recognition of 'living will' for passive euthanasia today
India

Supreme Court likely to pronounce judgment on petition seeking recognition of 'living will' for passive euthanasia today

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Friday its judgement on a petition seeking recognition of 'living will' made by terminally-ill patients for passive euthanasia.

Shanavi Ponnusamy, and the fight for trans-inclusive workplaces in India's public and private sector
Life

Shanavi Ponnusamy, and the fight for trans-inclusive workplaces in India's public and private sector

After being denied a job at Air India and receiving no response from the airline, Shanavi Ponnusamy has asked to be euthanised. In her struggles lies the seed for a larger movement about inclusive workspaces | #FirstCulture

Mumbai couple appeals President of India for 'active euthanasia': Why the Lavates want a 'mercy death'
F. Originals

Mumbai couple appeals President of India for 'active euthanasia': Why the Lavates want a 'mercy death'

The couple has been in the news in the past few weeks for a letter they have addressed to the President of India with an appeal for ‘active euthanasia’. The Lavates are registered as organ donors, and reason that it’s better they die while their organs are still functioning perfectly, instead of later, from an ailment or disease. The couple’s utilitarian view of life includes leaving behind their bodies for medical research and their property to the government. They also believe it’s unfair that they be made to live up to a point where they contract a disease or infection, and are forced to spend money on treatment, before finally dying.

Mumbai couple appeals President of India for 'active euthanasia': Why the Lavates want a 'mercy death'
Life

Mumbai couple appeals President of India for 'active euthanasia': Why the Lavates want a 'mercy death'

“What is the purpose?” That’s what 78-year-old Irawati Lavate and her husband, 87-year-old Narayan Lavate want to know about their continuing existence.

Centre fair in opposing living will, family's right should be paramount in deciding 'passive euthanasia'
India

Centre fair in opposing living will, family's right should be paramount in deciding 'passive euthanasia'

The moot question is if indeed a person who is in a permanent vegetable state has the right to die with dignity given the fact that he is in no position to feel pleasure or pain leave alone cherish the nebulous and lofty notion of dignity.

What is living will? Supreme Court says 'complex concept', to decide whether people can demand passive euthanasia
India

What is living will? Supreme Court says 'complex concept', to decide whether people can demand passive euthanasia

The government expressed its opposition to the concept of living will as it told the Supreme Court that a living will could be misused.