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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Aruna Shanbaug case – Wikipedia

The right of a competent, terminally ill shanbagu to avoid excruciating pain and embrace a timely and dignified death. International Business World News. She only keeps aging like any of us, does not create any problems for us.

Active euthanasia is a deliberate act to cause death judgeent a patient by acts such as shangaug an overdose of painkillers, and is not practised in most parts of the world. I want to seek forgiveness from her and God, he says”. Duttakumar Desai wrote the Marathi play Katha Arunachi in —95, which was performed at college level and subsequently staged by Vinay Apte in The court rejected the petition on 7 March Union of India And Others stated that medical assistance to Shanbaug could—with supervised medical intervention—be withdrawn.

He was not convicted of rape, sexual molestation, or unnatural sexual offense, the last of which could have required him to serve a seven-year sentence by itself.

Aruna Shanbaug ruling flawed, says SC – The Hindu

While there is no legal difficulty in the case of the former, the latter poses several problems. Retrieved from ” https: The court also determined that the opinion was internally inconsistent because although it held that euthanasia can be allowed only by an act of the legislature, it then proceeded to judicially establish euthanasia guidelines. Shanbau Safety and Process Environments. On 17 Decemberthe Supreme Court, while admitting the plea to end the life made by activist-journalist Vase Virani, sought a report on Shanbaug’s medical condition from the hospital in Mumbai and the government of Maharashtra.


Aruna Shanbaug case

Dr Supe, however, expressed concern about misuse of the verdict. Videos Statue politics in This was reduced to six years because he had already served a year in lock up. According to this judgemeng Right to Life means the right to lead meaningful, complete and dignified life. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress. Hits and Misses of India’s most awaited vehicle in Euthanasia refers to the practice of ending one’s life caxe to extreme pain and suffering.

To be autonomous the patient should be competent to make decisions and choices. On 7 Marchthe Supreme Court, in a landmark judgement, issued a set of broad guidelines legalizing passive euthanasia in India. It is also known also as mercy killing or assisted suicide, it is usually practiced on a terminally ill person. A journalist activist 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 the dignity to die through passive euthanasia.

A trial court sentenced Valmiki seven years imprisonment. Journalist and human-rights activist Pinki Virani tried to track down Sohanlal; she was led to believe that Sohanlal had changed his name after leaving prison in but continued to work in a Delhi hospital, and since neither the King Edward Memorial Hospital nor the court that tried Sohanlal kept a file photo of him, Virani’s search failed.


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. BBC NewsDelhi. But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments.

Shanaug nurses at KEM Hospital were quite happy to look after the patient and they had been doing that for years before petitioner Pinky Virani emerged on the scene. In its judgement, the court declined to recognize Virani as the “next friend” of Aruna Shanbaug, and arnua treated the KEM hospital staff as the “next friend. A few days before her death, Shanbaug was diagnosed with pneumonia. Anumol played Aruna in the Malayalam film Maram Peyyumbol.

Now, with the new order in place, a person under medical treatment can decide when to give-up life support.

The Aruna Shanbaug case which changed euthanasia laws in India

Prior to that night, Sohanlal, then a hospital janitor, had had a difficult relationship with Shanbaug, his superior. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment.

Pinky Virani has done. It is a concept associated with passive euthanasia. With the new order in place, now, a person under medical treatment can decide when to give-up life support.

The legality of passive euthanasia in India was short-lived.