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A Worthless Life Or Right To Die?

I believe that everyone has the right to live a happy and healthy life, but what if this life becomes worthless? Do we have the right to die? In today's modern times, science has a solution for every problem, but what if your own life is the problem? Do you have the right to end it?

Euthanasia, also known as the "right to die", is the act of intentionally ending someone's life in order to relieve their suffering. There are two types of euthanasia namely active euthanasia and passive euthanasia. Active euthanasia is the process of intentionally ending a person's life through direct action, such as injecting death-causing chemicals into their body. In India, active euthanasia is considered illegal under sections 302 and 304.

On the other hand, passive euthanasia is the act of allowing a person to die naturally by withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment like a ventilator. Passive euthanasia came to light in the case of Aruna Shanbaug vs. Union of India and others. Aruna Shanbaug was a nurse who worked in the king Edward memorial (kem) hospital in Mumbai. In 1973, she was brutally assaulted. Due to irreparable brain damage, she went into a permanent vegetative state (pvs). Her family and close relatives abandoned her, and the staff of king edward memorial (kem) hospital had been taking care of her for more than 40 years.

In 2011, the supreme court of India legalized passive euthanasia and stated that it should be carried out under strict guidelines. The court said that in passive euthanasia, the doctors are not actively killing anyone; they are simply not saving anyone. It is said that, while we usually applaud someone who saves another person's life, we do not normally blame someone for failing to do so.

Can giving a person the right to live mean giving a person the right to die? The question of whether a person should have the right to die or not is very complex as it directly triggers many religious and ethical values. People who support euthanasia believe that a person has full freedom to decide what to do with their life. If they feel that their pain is unbearable, they have the full right to end their lives.

People who oppose euthanasia believe that it is wrong to end somebody's life, even if it is painful. It disrupts the natural cycle of life. They believe that human life is sacred and we should protect it under all conditions. They also believe that the right to die is nothing but interference with god's plans.

Different religions have different views on euthanasia. In islam, christianity, and judaism, it is considered a sin. They believe that god gives people life, so only god has the right to take it away. We must allow our lives to end at the time and in the way god wants. People who are unitarian universalists and some branches of buddhism believe that a person has the liberty to make decisions about their life, and so it is their choice to end it. In hinduism, people have two different points of view

 First, they believe that it is a good deed to help someone end their painful life. Second, they believe that nobody has the right to end a person's life, even if it is painful, and that it disturbs the timing of the cycle of rebirth and death.
Milan kundera says "dogs do not have many advantages over people, but one of them is extremely important: euthanasia is not forbidden in their case; animals have the right to a merciful death." euthanasia is derived from the greek words 'eu," meaning 'good," and 'thanotos ," meaning death. But can taking somebody's life be considered good? Euthanasia is a very complex and emotional topic. Different opinions will keep coming forward in the future. Even if we feel bad looking at the sufferings of a person, we never wish death for them.

In the words of dr. Jack kevorkian, "for those who are facing a terminal illness, who are in irremediable pain and suffering, and wish to exercise their right to die with dignity, a system should be available to them." ultimately, the decision of whether or not an individual should have the right to die should be taken after proper discussion with the patient's family and expert doctors.

The future perspective of the right to die in India remains uncertain, as the issue continues to be a highly debated and controversial one. While the Indian supreme court has recognized the right to die with dignity and has upheld the constitutional validity of passive euthanasia, active euthanasia remain illegal in India.

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