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Mercy Killing - Should It Be Legalized in India ?
Mercy killing is nothing but the practice of killing a person or animal,in a painless or minimally painful way, for merciful reasons,usually to end suffering of a patient before death.In wider sense it depicts assisting sufferers to commit sudden death rather than suffering from long,in particular physician-assisted suicide.
Life is a precious gift of god, and even a life of pain is a life at least. Some people feel we don’t choose when to be born and we should not be given the right to choose when to die. On the contrary, others feel that a life of pain is not a life but an imposition and we should be at least allowed to end it in a dignified peaceful manner.
I strongly feel that mercy killing should be legalized in India. Because there are some pains in our life which are intolerable, it may be a physical or mental illness which can't be cured. Instead of suffering from Severe pains, and in case the person cannot find any solutions for his pain....then its better to go for mercy killing..
The Supreme Court of India has dismissed the mercy killing petition of Aruna Shanbaug, who has been in a vegetative state for 37 years. According to me Aruna Shaunbag’s case deserves mercy killing considering her status for prolonged time.
Are you satisfied with the Supreme Court ruling against mercy killing for Aruna Shanbaug? Should euthanasia be legal in India?