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The petitioner has prayed that a procedure should be laid down for patients suffering from Rabies to allow the victims or their guardians to opt for the assistance of physicians willing for assisted dying or active-euthanasia.(Shutterstock Image/Representative Image)

Plea in Supreme Court restarts debate on euthanasia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2020 05:59 AM IST
Active euthanasia is illegal in India while passive euthanasia is permitted after a 2018 Supreme Court judgment in the case of Common Cause vs Union of India. Passive euthanasia, however, entails withholding of treatment necessary for continuance of life.
Nalini was out on parole this year on July 25 in order to make wedding arrangements for her UK-based daughter.(FILE PHOTO.)
Nalini was out on parole this year on July 25 in order to make wedding arrangements for her UK-based daughter.(FILE PHOTO.)

After 25 years in prison for Rajiv Gandhi’s murder, Nalini Sriharan wants mercy killing

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 06:32 PM IST
Pugazhendhi Pandian, Nalini’s advocate on Saturday said that Nalini had sent a letter demanding mercy killing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Madras High Court Chief Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi and the TN Home Secretary’s office.
The 55-year-old elephant Lakshmi has been suffering from severe foot infection and age-related ailments for over four months at Aamdanda area of Corbett.(HT Photo)
The 55-year-old elephant Lakshmi has been suffering from severe foot infection and age-related ailments for over four months at Aamdanda area of Corbett.(HT Photo)

Mercy killing of ailing Corbett Reserve elephant ruled out

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2019 03:45 PM IST
Vivek Pandey, chief conservator of forests (CCF) Kumaon, said that there would be no mercy killing of the ailing elephant
Fifty-five year old Lakshmi at Corbett Tiger Reserve. has been suffering from an infection on its feet, apart from ailing from old-age related health issues.(HT PHoto)
Fifty-five year old Lakshmi at Corbett Tiger Reserve. has been suffering from an infection on its feet, apart from ailing from old-age related health issues.(HT PHoto)

Panel to be formed to discuss mercy killing of ailing elephant at Corbett Reserve

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suprana Roy
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 03:36 PM IST
The panel will include veterinary officers from the state forest department, Wildlife Institute of India, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Pant Nagar, among others.
Though there are some antibiotics available to treat the disease, even then the animal (given the antibiotics) is considered a carrier of the disease. Hence, elimination is the only option left.(Representative image)
Though there are some antibiotics available to treat the disease, even then the animal (given the antibiotics) is considered a carrier of the disease. Hence, elimination is the only option left.(Representative image)

Dangerous for humans too, Glanders triggers mercy killing of horse

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Oliver Fredrick, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2019 03:26 PM IST
The Glanders and Farcy Act, 1899, gives the state government the right to destroy a horse, if it is diagnosed with the Glanders disease.
The students claimed this is not the first time they gave a reminder to university officials.(HT File Photo)
The students claimed this is not the first time they gave a reminder to university officials.(HT File Photo)

PhD aspirant in Lucknow seeks ‘mercy killing’ over delay in BBAU admission

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 08:04 AM IST
Arun has already qualified for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) that expires on March 2019. But if he does not get admission to PhD, his fellowship money would be discontinued. Many other PhD aspirants said they were getting restless due to delay in the admission process.
In a letter, the poet had sought availability of ‘helideath’ injection for accepting voluntary death.
In a letter, the poet had sought availability of ‘helideath’ injection for accepting voluntary death.

Poet Gopal Das Neeraj had sought mercy killing a week before his death

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 08:18 PM IST
In letter to the Aligarh district magistrate, Gopal Das ‘Neeraj’ had expressed his wish to be ‘free’ from his body, which was becoming a ‘burden’ because of continued illness.
School children hold placards and participate in a silent protest rally against the rape and murder of a girl.(AP File Photo)
School children hold placards and participate in a silent protest rally against the rape and murder of a girl.(AP File Photo)

Sexually abused man writes to President asking for mercy killing, says unable to bear trauma

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 06:25 PM IST
The 24-year-old man from Andhra Pradesh said he had been sexually abused by his cousin first, when he was eight years old, and again, at the hands of his teacher when he was in high school.
Tamil Nadu law minister CV Shanmugham said the state would explore all legal options to ensure the release of all convicts jailed for assassinating former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.(HT File Photo)
Tamil Nadu law minister CV Shanmugham said the state would explore all legal options to ensure the release of all convicts jailed for assassinating former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.(HT File Photo)

Rajiv Gandhi assassin’s mother wants mercy killing for son, TN govt explores legal options

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By CS Kotteswaran
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 11:31 PM IST
Arputhammal, mother of Rajiv Gandhi murder case convict AG Perarivalan, demanded mercy killing for her son, as he was ‘slowly dying in prison’.
A wild adult male elephant inside Bhooteachang tea estate. (Photos: Ankush Saikia)(File photo for representation)
A wild adult male elephant inside Bhooteachang tea estate. (Photos: Ankush Saikia)(File photo for representation)

Madras high court allows mercy killing of ailing Salem temple elephant

Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 11:14 PM IST
The petitioner informed the court that the pachyderm was suffering for a long time due to serious painful disease condition of her left foreleg, which cannot be medically or surgically treated or cured.
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