Euthanasia: Mercy or Murder?

  • Shruti Anand and Harsh Gunjay
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  • Shruti Anand

    Student at KIIT School of Law. Bhubaneswar, India

  • Harsh Gunjay

    Student at Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies, GGSIP University, India

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One of the most debated and sensitive topics of legal moral and social jurisdiction, Euthanasia still happens to be a question. A question of whether it is help or helplessness whether it is right to die or legal suicide whether it is mercy or murder. This article talks briefly about the pros and cons of euthanasia. This talks about all the aspects, points, and important events in the history of euthanasia. Starting from its literal meaning of it to the questions it raises about humanity. This article covers the topic in an orderly manner which is the literal meaning of it i.e. EU means well or good and Thanos means death in Greek, together well or good death, then what is euthanasia? And why it is so significant? Including some landmark cases and decisions that are making euthanasia significant. Then the arguments against euthanasia include the subtropics like management of health care, malafide intention, and its negative impact on society. Then there are the counter arguments of euthanasia supporters with points like a burden on family and expensive treatments etc. Then comes the topic which says legalization of Euthanasia in India and landmark cases and legal-related aspects. And the response to this legalization of euthanasia in our country. And hence Finally concluding the topic.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 141 - 145


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