Euthanasia

Dying with dignity

Print edition : April 13, 2018

An undated picture of Aruna Shanbaug, who spent 42 years in a vegetative state in a Mumbai hospital. The Aruna Shanbaug case triggered the debate in India on euthanasia laws. Photo: AFP

Nursing staff of KEM Hospital in Mumbai celebrate after the Supreme Court's verdict in the Aruna Shanbaug case, on March 7, 2011. Photo: VIVEK BENDRE

The Supreme Court paves the way for voluntary withdrawal of medical support by individuals to hasten their death in cases of terminal illness.

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