Par­tially paral­ysed man seeks per­mis­sion for eu­thana­sia

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

COIMBATORE: A 45-year-old man from Coimbatore has sought per­mis­sion from the State gov­ern­ment for eu­thana­sia and of­fered to do­nate his or­gans for the needy. The man, who worked as a painter, had fallen down from a build­ing, af­ter which his lower body stopped func­tion­ing. Ear­lier in Oc­to­ber, the Supreme Court re­served its ver­dict on 'liv­ing will' in cases of pas­sive eu­thana­sia. The petitioner in the case ar­gued be­fore the court that the right to die peace­fully was part of right to life guar­an­teed un­der Ar­ti­cle 21 of the In­dian Con­sti­tu­tion. A five-judge con­sti­tu­tion bench of the top court, headed by Chief Jus­tice Di­pak Misra, was hear­ing the case.

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