Euthanasia: The Call of the Conscienceness of Mankind

  • Naeesha Halai
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  • Naeesha Halai

    Student at SVKM’S Pravin Gandhi College of Law, India

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“Mumbai’s elderly couple Narayan and Iravati Lavate said that they do not wish to be a burden on society in their old age. They feel that they are of no use to either themselves or society and believe that living against their wishes is a “waste of the country’s scarce resources as well as theirs. Why should we wait for our condition to deteriorate? Also, what will the other do when one dies? What is the point in wasting money in treating old-age ailments when one has to eventually die?”” Right to life includes the right to live with dignity. Right to life also includes the right to die with dignity. But the question is that with pain can there be dignity? Would not the denial of the right to die be a violation of the basic fundamental right bestowed upon under Article 21 of the law of the land i.e. the Constitution of India? But there is another side of the same coin. Won’t euthanasia weaken society’s respect for the sanctity of life? Won’t euthanasia give excessive powers to doctors to decide who has the right to live and the right to die? The research paper discusses the pros and cons of Euthanasia and highlights on the point of how legalization of euthanasia can cause a highly negative effect on the mindsets of the people.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 1272 - 1275


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