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A Comprehensive Analysis Of The Need For Active Euthanasia In India

Aryaman Dubey, BML Munjal University


This research study examines the ethical, social, medical, and economic factors that support the argument for active euthanasia in India. This article also investigates worldwide trends in euthanasia laws and how they could impact the Indian situation.


Euthanasia, sometimes known as mercy killing,' is a debated issue worldwide. In India, the debate over euthanasia has gained traction, particularly since the Supreme Court legalized passive euthanasia in 2018. However, active euthanasia, which involves the actual act of killing a patient, remains prohibited. This paper investigates why India should consider legalizing active euthanasia.


Active euthanasia is the deliberate act of killing someone for compassionate motives, usually to relieve their suffering. It entails executing a purposeful action, such as giving a deadly amount of medication, with the clear intent of ending the person's life.

It is vital to remember that the legality and acceptance of active euthanasia differ between countries and jurisdictions. Some nations have laws that allow or restrict euthanasia under certain circumstances, while others outright ban it.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the IJLLR or its members. The designations employed in this publication and the presentation of material therein do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the IJLLR.

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