[Right_to_die] Indian Government says no to euthanasia laws

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Tue Aug 1 09:14:53 PDT 2006


Govt says no to legalising euthanasia

New Delhi, July 31, 2006

The [Indian] government on Monday said it had no plans to give legal status
euthanasia or "mercy killing" and would not consider any such application.

"Government is not considering to give legal status to euthanasia. Till
date law has not permitted it and application for the same cannot be
entertained," Minister of State for Law and Justice K Venkatapathy said
in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

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