The Right to Die: Exploring the Complexities of Euthanasia in India

  • Ishita Thapliyal
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  • Ishita Thapliyal

    Student at Kurukshetra University, India

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The ethical and legal implications of euthanasia in India are complex and multifaceted. While some argue that individuals should have the right to end their own lives in cases of terminal illness or unbearable suffering, others believe that euthanasia goes against the sanctity of life and undermines medical ethics. Additionally, there are concerns about the potential for abuse and coercion in a country where access to quality healthcare is not universal. The Indian legal system currently prohibits euthanasia, but there have been ongoing debates about whether it should be legalized under certain circumstances. This paper explores these complexities by examining case studies, ethical frameworks, and legal arguments surrounding euthanasia in India. It examines how cultural beliefs, religious practices, social norms, and legal frameworks shape people's perceptions of euthanasia. The study finds that despite the growing acceptance of euthanasia globally, it remains a controversial issue in India due to its complex socio-cultural context. Ultimately, it argues that any decision regarding the legalization of euthanasia must be made with careful consideration of the potential consequences for individuals, families, and society as a whole.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 450 - 462


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