#Euthanasia & Living Wills: Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response on the Right to Die

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A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court today sought a response and clarifications from the Central Government over a petition filed by Common Cause seeking a declaration  that the ‘right to die with dignity’ be held a facet of the right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution.

The petition had also prayed for a direction to the Centre and States to adopt suitable procedure to ensure that the persons with deteriorating health or the terminally ill be allowed to execute a document, viz., a ‘living . . .

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