Legal Challenges of Euthanasia Practice in India: An Overview

  • Sunil L Kalagi,
  • Aayush Gondale and Dr. Renuka S Gubbewad
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  • Sunil L Kalagi

    LL.M. student at Kalinga University, India

  • Aayush Gondale

    Assistant Professor at Kalinga University, India

  • Dr. Renuka S Gubbewad

    Assistant Professor at Central University of Karnataka, India

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Euthanasia is one of the most debated topics around the world where many critics does not endorse the concept and strongly believe that life is sacred and no one has the right to kill themselves. On the other hand, some are in the view of supporting the concept of Euthanasia believing that everyone has Right to End their life with dignity. Some of the Countries in Europe like Switzerland supports Euthanasia and many patients suffering around the world avail this service and critics has labelled this type of tourism as ‘Death Tourism’. Our paper aims to see Euthanasia recognition in India and some of the challenges faced by the concept of Euthanasia. Though Suicide or Abetment of Suicide is Criminal offence in India, the landmark cases like Aruna Shanbhag has made the Passive Euthanasia legalized in India in view of morality and humanity for terminally ill diseases. Many of the patients who opt for Euthanasia are suffering from malignancy diseases. It is important that many moral questions has to be considered and to be answered by the patients who opt for Euthanasia.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 486 - 492


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