Right to Death – Part 11


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”.

In the words of Mahatma Gandhi

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever”

In the words of Emily Dickinson

“A toad can die of light-death is the common right of toads and men”

In the words of Mark Twain

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time

With these quotes and ideas, we can conclude that Right to Die is the personal choice of a person who wants to end his life as he feels that his life is a mess, he feels insecure in the society and starts over thinking about his failures, his rejections, his frustrations and more importantly he starts thinking that he is burden on this planet, he gets emotionally stressed and frustrated, mental agony doesn’t let him to do his normal routine work, he starts thinking that suicide is the only option left for him in order to get relieved from stress, mental anxiety, depression, taunts which hurt him the most, the surroundings which makes him sad  because of the jealousy and societal pressure hence the person has no option left to him in order to get relief from the pain and stress

Endless cases such as Aruna Shanbaug Case, Gian Kaur v State of Punjab, State v Sanjay Kumar, Sripati Dubal v State of Maharashtra, Chenna Jagadeeswar v State of Andhra Pradesh are some of the famous and landmark cases related to Right To Die in India. Suicide in India is an emotional topic to be discussed in the society as one individual cannot interpret the sufferings, mental pain, agony, frustration, anger, hopelessness and the anxiety of the another individual and thus that individual doesn’t understand the seriousness of the matter and take that issue very lightly. Finally, in conclusion in can be said that to resolve this debate, the conflict between the principle of sanctity of life and the rights of self determination and dignity of an individual is to be resolved first and right to die should not be generalized but should be exercised as an exception in the rarest of rare cases.

The Government should create helpline numbers in order to prevent suicides which take place around the country. India is country of vast diversity, where different people have different aspirations and for their fulfillment people try to work really hard to achieve but when they see failures uprooting in their path then they start feeling depressed,  hopelessness, fear of anxiety, mental torture and most importantly mental counseling sessions in India have become a need of an hour in order to tackle such situation and remove the negativity from the minds of the people so that people can live a normal and a healthy life and in a situation where they have been  surrounded by all negative thoughts and feeling of hopelessness, the mental counseling and caring becomes the need for an hour. Medical science is progressing in India as in the rest of the world, and hence currently we have developed techniques that can prolong life by artificial means. This may indirectly prolong terminal suffering and may also prove to be very costly for the families of the subject in question. Hence, end-of-life issues are becoming major ethical considerations in the modern-day medical science in India. Allowing euthanasia exclusively in the case of terminally ill patients is desirable.

The landmark Supreme Court Judgment in 2018 has provided a major boost to pro-euthanasia activists though it is a long way to go before it becomes a law in the Parliament. Moreover, concerns for its misuse remain a major issue which ought to be addressed before it becomes a law in our country. The ultimate outcome of this debate remains uncertain. It must, however, be remembered that an acrobatic argument that acknowledges technological advances but dismisses the evolving ethical issues which pose uncomfortable and disturbing questions is unfair to the community of patients.

Aishwarya Says:

I have always been against Glorifying Over Work and therefore, in the year 2021, I have decided to launch this campaign “Balancing Life”and talk about this wrong practice, that we have been following since last few years. I will be talking to and interviewing around 1 lakh people in the coming 2021 and publish their interview regarding their opinion on glamourising Over Work.

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