“Euthanasia” or mercy killing today is a widely debated topic throughout the country. God is said to be the only who has the power to bestow life to us and at the same time he is said to be the only one who has the right to take it away so wouldn’t this bejust another form of suicide which is a crime. Then it means that no matter in what condition the mortal body is it is a crime to end its life.
But at the same time if there is absolutely no chance of recovery and if everyday is nothing but a mere struggle for every breath and there is nothing but pain and misery in that very breath wouldn’t it be better to not live at all than have such a miserable existence that you are not the only one suffering but even the people around you suffer along with the you? And you know that in the end its all going to be the same and all you are left to do is wait and wallow in pain for that end which seems so far away……..
Though it is a crime in our country euthanasia is actually legal in many countries such as Switzerland. It has been discussed extensively and has its pros and cons but doesn’t everything? Whether it is electricity or nuclear energy all have their advantages and disadvantages but we continue to use them and have a defense for the same.
It is said that people can misuse this law to their advantage and hence the passing of this has been delayed for a long time. But instead of delaying this all the time wouldn’t it be better to pass this law with a few extra conditions or terms so that its misuse is prevented. How long can we continue to live blindly?
Our country is groaning under the weight of more than a billion people and this will be a easy and good way of relieving many people of their misery. Especially they themselves are tired of the misery. Not only emotionally are they a ‘burden’ but also financially a big drain on the family. This would also be a good way of decongesting so many hospitals especially when there is a serious shortage of good medical felicities.
But in our country murder is not rare. People don’t even need a reason and there are so many ways in which this is committed. Implementing of mercy killing will mark a prominent rise the figures of the number of people murdered and people will easily get away with it by naming it as mercy killing.
There is also the case of people killing their predecessors for property or inheritance they too have a good alibi to get away with by saying the person was too old or ill to carry on and we all know that if handed a sum of money any person qualified to carry out this will do it without any remorse.
Though debated widely across the country we have never been able to come up with a solution to this problem maybe with time people will take time to think more about this and come up with a solution at the same time it would be a good idea to put this question to the public and get their views on it and find out whether they are for or against it and do what the majority feel after all this is for the people.


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Manasa Manjunath

Automotive engineering master student from India who has a LITTLE TOO MANY interests in life. I'm not the most knowledgeable person out there but I do have an opinion about things. They need not be right but at least I'm my own person. My areas of interest range from fashion to food and literature to automobiles. I enjoy reading as much I enjoy trekking, traveling and working with cars. I love music but can't sing to save my life. I enjoy theater and have a keen interest in architecture, art, history and how they all come together. Always interested in trying new things and meeting new people. Most important part of my person you ask? Potterhead, Bangalorean and proud!

7 thoughts on “Euthanasia”

  1. You seem to be getting better and better in this. Another great article, its good to write about something that people are talking about, and express your own views on it.

    It is said that people can misuse this law to their advantage and hence the passing of this has been delayed for a long time. But instead of delaying this all the time wouldn’t it be better to pass this law with a few extra conditions or terms so that its misuse is prevented.

    Lawyers are extremely intelligent people. And sometimes, are extremely cunning too. So, practically speaking, there is probably no law that doesn’t have a loophole. No law. And there are very few government doctors who cannot be bribed. I guess that gives you the gist of what I am saying. No matter what you do, people who want to kill, will kill.

    Of course, you do say that murder happens everyday, everywhere. But you see, there are ways where you can be atleast 75% sure about getting a conviction. Sure, after 15 years, or 20 years, but you will get a conviction. Makes me wonder about the point of it. I mean..the guy is dead. Why spend money over sending the murderer to jail for a maximum of maybe 14 years? And he will already be in jail for those 15 years, so his sentence will be considered served, sometimes! Of course..justice has to be done.

    Anyway, I am going off course here. As I have said before, you have expressed your views brilliantly here. But I still feel something missing in the last two articles, this one, and the one you have posted after this. The last one, I told you what it was, this one, I cant lay my finger on it. But I can tell you there is something missing. It does not seem complete. Or maybe its just me.

    Anyway, a pat on the back for another great article. Keep it coming.



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