‘Living will’could be recognized for cases of passive euthanasia, says SC

In a major development, the Supreme Court has indicted that it can recognize the ‘living will’ in cases concerning  ‘passive euthanasia’.

This because the right to die in peace is also basic right of a citizen of the country.

It need be mentioned that ‘living will’ is a document that authorizes a medical or legal decision when the person itself is incapable of decision making due to being very sick.

A five judge bench chaired by Chief Justice Dipak Misra is hearing the case.

The bench clarified that right to life does not include right to death but right to dignified life would surely imply a dignified death as well.

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