Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2018)
Euthanasia: A study in Indian perspective
Author(s): Shashank Tyagi, Shreya Singh
Abstract: As we know that the issue of Euthanasia is very complex and complicated issue around the worldwide. Some countries likes -Netherland, Belgium, Columbia, Luxembourg, and India etc. have legalized human euthanasia whereas there are countries like Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Japan, and in U.S states (Washington DC, Oregon, Colorado, Hawaii, Vermont, Montana and California) where Assisted Suicide has been legalized. Euthanasia, as we all know is a very controversial topic in today’s contemporary world. There have been heated debates, not only within the confines of courts, but also among elites, intelligentsia and academicians alike. Judicial authorities have been willing to view the controversy over the existence of a "right to die" as one involving the recognition of a pre-existent right, while legislatures have been pushed to legislate laws for both for and against granting of euthanasia. In my opinion Judiciary must also legalize Active Euthanasia so that people who want to terminate their life or someone’s life must exercise without any hindrance made or caused by the Legislature or Judiciary.