Euthanasia or Mercy Killing (Paper)

  • Piyush Sharma, University of Allahabad
  • February 15, 2021

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When an individual ends his life by his act it is called “suicide” but when the life of a person is ended by others though on the request of the deceased, is called “euthanasia” or “mercy killing”. Even though the purpose of suicide and euthanasia is self-destruction but there is a clear difference between the two. 
Honor Killing or Euthanasia may be classified into five categories. Sociologists\' opinions regarding euthanasia, its legal position in India because of the Constitution of India, the Indian Penal Code, and other laws are vague. The Supreme Court has already given in many cases, its judgments regarding this issue but still some doubts arise which we need to analyze carefully.