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Do you think euthanasia should be permitted in India?


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Euthanasia is the practice of intentionally ending a life to relive pain and suffering. Euthanasia is the most difficult part of a doctor's job to painlessly killing a human being or animal for humane reasons to end the great suffering or poor quality of life.

Two types of euthanasia exist in the world:

1.Passive euthanasia that meanswithdrawal of life support system of a patient who is suffering from severe brain damage and is in a state of partial consciousness rather than true awareness around them is legal in India.

2. Active euthanasia that requires the use of lethal substances or a force to kill a person, e.g. inject a lethal injection. This means that if a patient who is suffering from the cancer in the last stage and can't be diagnosed is administered a lethal drug in order to pass away them peacefully.

Recently, The Supreme Court of India in a landmark judgement announced that passive euthanasia will be legally allowed in India. However, active euthanasia should not be legalized in India because in a country of more than a billion people where a large majority is already suffering from unemployment will choose to die because they will think of themselves as a burden to the family and instead of fighting the disease they will go for the other short cut way.



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I think it should be allowed because more than a care taker, it is the suffering of the patient which matters. Nobody wants to be a burden and its a good step.

However, its not a big deal in terms of judgement. Families who have to stop giving treatment to a suffering family member , due to lack of finances to carry on the treatment or inabilty to manage pain and the suffering of the loved ones, they are doing it without any legal judgement and noone questions them.