Should Mercy Killing in India Be Legalised – a Critical Analysis

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INDIAN PENAL CODE PROJECT ON
SHOULD MERCY KILLING IN INDIA BE LEGALISED – A CRITICAL ANALYSIS

RAJIV GANDHI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LAW, PUNJAB, PATIALA

PROJECT REPORT ON PARTIAL FULLFILLMENT OF SIXTH SEMESTER

Submitted To: Submitted By:
Dr. Sachiv Kumar Shubham Mehta401
Assistant Professor of Law Deepika Chouhan421 Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Abhimanyu J Rajpurohit441 Punjab. Arashdeep Singh Gurm461

Mr. Gurneet Dhaliwal group no. 1 Assistant Professor of Law Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law,
Punjab.
CERTIFICATE
This is to certify that the Project Report entitled: SHOULD MERCY KILLING IN INDIA BE LEGALISED – A CRITICAL ANALYSIS submitted to Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab in partial fulfillment of the B.A. LL.B (Hons.), sixth semester is an original and bonafide research work carried out by Mr. Shubham Mehta, Ms. Deepika Chouhan, Mr. Abhimanyu J. Rajpurohit and Mr. Arashdeep Singh Gurm under my supervision and guidance. It is further said that no part of this study has been submitted to any University for the award of any Degree or Diploma whatsoever.

Mr. Gurneet Singh Dhaliwal

Dr. Sachiv Kumar

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The gratification and elation on the completion of this project will be incomplete without mentioning all the people who helped to make it possible, whose guidance and encouragement was valuable to us. We express our sincere and heartiest thanks to Mr. Gurneet Dhaliwal and Dr. Sachiv Kumar who have been a constant source of inspiration to us in completing the project to its rightful path. We are immensely indebted to for their inspiring guidance and kind suggestion in carrying out the project. We specially thank our institution Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, for giving us the opportunity for developing the project. And lastly we would like to thank one and all who supported us directly or indirectly for successful completion of the project work. Group 1

Shubham (401)
Deepika (421)
Abhimanyu J. Rajpurohit(441)
Arashdeep Singh Gurm (461)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER – 15
INTRODUCTION5
CHAPTER - 26
CLASSIFICATION OF EUTHANASIA6
2.1EUTHANASIA DEVICES:-8
CHAPTER - 39
INTERNATIONAL SCENARIO9
3.1Dutch experience with euthanasia10
CHAPTER - 414
SCENARIO IN INDIA14
CHAPTER – 519
POTENTIAL FOR ABUSE19
5.1PATIENTS RIGHTS19
CHAPTER - 621
CONCLUSION21
6.1ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR21
6.2 ARGUMENTS AGAINST22

CHAPTER – 1
INTRODUCTION
Euthanasia or Mercy Killing is the practice of ending a life in a painless manner. This word has derived from the Greek word “EUTHANATOS” meaning a good death. The concept of euthanasia is one which is cloaked in ambiguity. In its ancient form it was used as an omnibus term to signify a painless death. In its modern context, the term is used as a deliberate euphemism to reduce the guilt of an act which is a division of murder by injecting the term ‘mercy’. Euthanasia is defined as an intentional killing by an act/omission of person whose life is felt is not to be worth living. If "brain death" and death were identical and equivalent, there would not be a need for the term "brain death." Everyone knows that the body, the remains that are viewed at a funeral home, is dead. Compare that body to the patient in an intensive care unit who has been declared "brain dead" but who is receiving ventilator support. The heart is beating, the blood pressure and temperature are being recorded, the color is normal; if the knee is tapped the knee jumps, and many internal organs and...
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