Indian Supreme Court allows passive euthanasia

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Indian Supreme Court allows passive euthanasia

Post by Aupmanyav » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:09 pm

SC allows passive euthanasia; terminally-ill now have a choice.

"Right to die with dignity is a fundamental right, the Supreme Court on Friday held and said that an individual could make an advance "living will" that would authorize passive euthanasia under certain circumstances. The apex court's Bench held that passive euthanasia and living will were legally valid.

The apex court said that a person could prepare a "living will", under which the withdrawal of life-support system could be authorized if he reached an irreversible stage of terminal illness in the medical view."
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Post by Peanut » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:17 pm

Good!
It's about time governments and law-courts woke up to the wastefulness of keeping people in the world who don't want to be here and can't contribute anything. I wish they had done it, all along, on humane grounds, but I'll settle for recognition of the ridiculous cost.

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Post by Aupmanyav » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:17 am

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Post by Aupmanyav » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:21 am

At the moment and among the many things, the Indian Supreme Court is debating whether a National Biometric database (Aadhar) will in any way infringe on personal freedom. The government says that linking bank accounts with citizen' identity will make tax evasion difficult and also put a brake on fraudulent leakage of government money to fictitious accounts. I am in favor of a database and not so much for personal freedoms.
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