The legalisation of living wills and passive euthanasia by the Supreme Court gives Indians the right to a dignified end
A judicial ruling that classifies Santhara alongside Sati and euthanasia is a case of law becoming bad philosophy
While the Supreme Court has issued notices to states and union territories seeking their views on legalising passive euthanasia, the families of comatose patients Shruti, Najma and Amit refuse to even discuss the issue. They think they are being unjust to their loved ones
While we debate the merits of euthanasia, while well-meaning emotion battles hard-headed reason, Aruna Shanbag languishes in her vegetative state in a hospital bed. It’s been 40 years. Get your head around it.