/India's high court docket upholds passive euthanasia with tips: chief justice

India's high court docket upholds passive euthanasia with tips: chief justice

NEW DELHI – India’s Supreme Court docket dominated on Friday that people had a proper to die with dignity, permitting passive euthanasia with tips in a landmark verdict.

The highest court docket additionally permitted people to draft a “residing will” specifying that they not be placed on life help in the event that they slip into an incurable coma.

The five-judge Structure bench headed by the Chief Justice of India stated, “human beings have a proper to die with dignity”. Passive euthanasia shall be relevant to solely a terminally sick particular person with no hope for restoration, the court docket stated.

In 2015, the loss of life of a 66-year-old nurse Aruna Shanbaug, who was sexually assaulted and left in a vegetative state for greater than 40 years, had sparked a nationwide debate over the legalization of euthanasia.

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