Citation: KHC (1) KHC SN (1) KLD ILR . Court of India, Ms. Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug, a 60 – year – old female. NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: The Supreme Court’s verdict on Friday legalising passive euthanasia owes much to the Aruna Shanbaug case, around. Pinki Virani had filed a plea in seeking that Aruna Shanbaug, who lived in a vegetative state for decades after a brutal rape, be allowed.

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Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings. On January 24,the apex court set aruha a medical committee, which examined Aruna and concluded that she met most of the criteria of being in a permanently vegetative state. The government has no problem with passive euthanasia as devised under czse Aruna Shanbaug verdict, but it has opposed Living Will in principle.

Shanbug was reduced to six years because he had already served a year in lock up. With the new order in place, now, a person under medical treatment can decide when to give-up life support. Defence Defence National International Industry. Integrating Safety and Process Environments. The Nuances — The bench, also comprising justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan, laid down guidelines as to who would execute the will and how the nod for passive euthanasia would be granted by the medical board.

The object of the fundamental right under Article 21 is to prevent any restriction by the State to a person upon his personal liberty and deprivation of life except according to procedure established by law. To be autonomous the patient should be competent arunx make decisions and choices. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.

They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress. In the Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug case, the validity of passive euthanasia was upheld judgemebt the Supreme Court, but there is no elaborative procedure for doing the same as the court was under the influence of the Gian Kaur case ofin which it was held that the right to live with dignity under Article 21 was inclusive of the right to die with dignity.


A few days before her death, Shanbaug was diagnosed with pneumonia.

A non-fiction book titled Aruna’s Story was written about the case by Pinki Virani in Meghalaya man held for killing, eating protected monkey species. Will be displayed Will not be displayed Will be displayed. It was observed that Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug Vs. After examining Shanbaug, the panel concluded that she met “most of the criteria of being in a permanent vegetative state”.

Argument in Support of Euthanasia. They felt that there was no need for euthanasia in the case. He said, “The verdict is czse for the judgdment who are at the end stage and do not want ventilator support.

Euthanasia: The Aruna Shanbaug case which changed euthanasia laws in India | The Economic Times

Shortly after Shanbaug’s death was announced, however, Sohanlal was traced to his father-in-law’s village of Parpa in western Uttar Pradeshwhere he was found to be still living, married with a family, and working as a labourer and cleaner in a power station. How can anybody think of taking her life? The case — The bench was hearing the PIL filed in by an NGO, which said that when a medical expert is of the opinion that a person afflicted with a terminal disease has reached a point of no return, he should be given the right to refuse life support.

What is shanbau euthanasia? Archived from arunx original on 25 November The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress. Human rights abuses in Kashmir Violence against women during the partition of India. We do not mean to decry or disparage what Ms. Sohanlal was caught and convicted for assault and robbery, and he served two concurrent seven-year sentences.

Retrieved 11 September However, in its landmark opinion, it allowed passive euthanasia in India. Case of assaulted nurse left in a vegetative state sparked debate on euthanasia, a complex issue related to medical ethics and law. Home India News SC permits passive euthanasia: It needs a larger social conscience to arrive at a solution, which will reflect the ethical maturity and sensitivity of the society as a whole.


Miami Children’s Hospital Research Institute. So, here is all you need to know about the case and passive euthanasia in particular. Here are some rare images of ‘Ilaya Thilagam’.

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Meghalaya man held for killing, eating protected judgemejt species. However, it rejected the petition on March 7, On May 18,Shanbaug then 66, died of severe pneumonia. Given the cost of health care expenditure, the expensive palliative care becomes a huge burden for the family members. Watch phenomenal video of the engine-less train scorching Indian Railways tracks.

The Aruna Shanbaug case which changed euthanasia laws in India

But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. During the assault, she was tied with a dog chain around her neck, which cut off oxygen supply to her brain and left her in a permanently vegetative state. A file photo of Aruna Shanbaug. However, the court further stipulated that the KEM hospital staff, with the approval of the Bombay High Court, had the option of withdrawing life support if they changed their mind:.

The exercise of this right is as central to personal autonomy and bodily integrity. The Supreme Court accepted the petition and constituted a medical board to report back on Aruna’s health and medical condition. Aruna Shanbaug was a nurse in King Edward Memorial Hospital KEMParel, Mumbai who was raped by a ward boy, Sohanlal Bhartha Walmiki in the same hospital inand had been in coma for 4o years after which she died on 18 Mayat the age of 66, due to pneumonia.

However, whether is it appropriate to bring the life of an individual to end is right or not is still debated. Ten Minutes To Hell”.

Aruna Shanbaug case laid foundation for Euthanasia verdict

On January 24,Supreme court responded to the plea for euthanasia filed by Pinki Virani. Emotions, nostalgia run high on eve of Hyderabad High Court bifurcation.

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