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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This was reduced to six years because he had already served a year in lock up.

Aruna Shanbaug case played large role in SC’s landmark verdict on passive euthanasia

In view of the inconsistent opinions rendered in Aruna Shanbaug supra and also considering the important question of law involved which needs to be reflected in the light of social, legal, medical and constitutional perspective, it becomes extremely important to have a clear enunciation of law.

However, the court further stipulated that the KEM hospital ahanbaug, with the approval of the Bombay High Court, had the option of withdrawing life support if they changed their mind:.

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Judtement 18 May Supreme court on Friday in a landmark verdict, allowed passive euthanasia regarding the PIL filed by the author and journalist Pinki Virani in Aruna Shanbaug’s case, saying a person with no will to live shouldn’t suffer in a comatose state.

She could not move her hands or legs and could not talk or even move facial aruan for more shnabaug 40 years. What is a living will?

She contended that the patient had been in a vegetative state for the past many years and did not have any chance of recovery at all. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. He was not convicted of rape, sexual molestation, or unnatural sexual offense, the last of which could have required him to serve a cqse sentence by itself.

Twitchell Mordechai Dov Brody Lantz v. The right judgemment a competent, terminally ill person to avoid excruciating pain and embrace a timely and dignified death. Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now.


Here are some rare judgemrnt of ‘Ilaya Thilagam’. Shanbaug never recovered all through the 42 years of the rest of her life that she was taken care of by fellow nurses at KEM hospital in a room attached to ward no. On Friday, the court distinguished between active and passive euthanasia.

This decision requires approval from the concerned High Court. Retrieved from ” https: The nurses at KEM Hospital were quite happy to look after the patient and they had been doing that for years before petitioner Arina Virani emerged on the scene. Videos Auna politics in Here’s looking back at all the commotion surrounding statues this year. Whilst the Court has held that there is no right to die suicide under Article 21 of the Constitution and judgemeny to suicide is a crime vide Section IPC, the Court has held that the right to life includes the right to live with human dignity, and in the case of a dying person who is terminally ill or in a permanent vegetative state he may be permitted to terminate.

The petition in the case brought out several moral and ethical aspects of the issue that had until now been perceived just as medico-legal issues. On January cxse,Supreme court responded to the plea for euthanasia filed by Pinki Virani.

Subsidised LPG price cut by Rs 5. She died the morning of 18 May In both the cases it will lead to injustice. Prior to that night, Sohanlal, then a hospital janitor, had had a difficult relationship with Shanbaug, his superior. Subsidised LPG price cut by Rs 5. Here are details of the case. A journalist activist Pinki Virani had filed a plea in seeking that Aruna Shanbaug, who lived in a vegetative state for decades judgwment a brutal rape, be allowed the dignity to die through passive euthanasia.

Defence Defence National International Industry. All that we wish to say is that however much her interest in Aruna Shanbaug may be it cannot match the involvement of the KEM hospital staff who have been taking care of Aruna day and night for 38 years.

The Aruna Shanbaug case which changed euthanasia laws in India

She could not move her hands or legs, could not talk or perform the basic functions of a human being. The Judgment in Aruna Shahbaug case. The exercise of this right is as central to personal autonomy and bodily integrity.


Euthanasia refers to the practice of ending one’s life due to extreme pain and suffering. March 9, 4: The asphyxiation cut off oxygen to her judgemrnt, resulting in brain stem contusion injury, cervical cord injury, and cortical blindness.

Active euthanasia means killing a person through the use of a lethal substance or force, and passive euthanasia means withdrawing or discontinuing medical support necessary for the continuation of life. This led to the case being referred to a larger constitutional bench for review and juddgement judgment. Watch phenomenal video of the engine-less train scorching Indian Railways tracks. They felt that there was no need for euthanasia in the case.

Image Source After the brutal assault, Shanbaug was admitted to the same hospital. InValmiki was charged with attempted murder and for robbing Aruna’s earrings, but not for rape. She was moved to the medical intensive care unit MICU of the hospital and put on a ventilator.

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While voluntary euthanasia is considered legal in some countries, non-voluntary and involuntary euthanasia is illegal in all countries. Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug 1 June — 18 Maywas an Jidgement nurse who was at the centre of attention in a court case on euthanasia after spending 42 years in a vegetative state as a result of sexual assault.

By Kanu Sarda and Abhijit Mulye. He says that “there was an argument and a physical fight” when Shanbaug refused to give him leave to visit his ill mother-in-law and said that she would write him up for poor work.

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Shanbaug remained in a vegetative state from until her death in