The Supreme Court on Friday declared that its judgment in the case of Aruna Shanbaug is “flawed.”The Constitution Bench was. The case before us is a writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution, .. Finally, we have given our opinion in the case of Aruna Shanbaug. Pinki Virani had filed a plea in seeking that Aruna Shanbaug, who lived in a vegetative state for decades after a brutal rape, be allowed.

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The Court held that the State of New York could validly ban the latter. She only keeps aging like any of us, does not create any problems for us. The whole country must learn the meaning of dedication and sacrifice from the KEM hospital staff.

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Pinki Virani has written a book about Aruna Shanbaug and has visited her a few times, and we have great respect for her for the social causes she has espoused, but she cannot claim to have the extent of attachment or bonding with Aruna which the KEM hospital staff, which has been looking after her for years, claims to have.

This involves a detailed inquiry into the patient’s views and preferences. Wade DT, Johnston C. During the assault, she was tied with a dog chain around her neck, which cut off oxygen supply to her brain and left her in a permanently vegetative state.

One would surely not be prosecuted for homicide.

The Aruna Shanbaug case which changed euthanasia laws in India

The space which the brain should occupy is full of watery fluid. Latest Don’t need RBI’s reserves to meet fiscal deficit: She was wearing diapers. The Court held that “the distinction between letting a patient die and making that patient die is important, logical, rational, and well established”.


Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug has developed non-progressive but irreversible brain damage secondary to hypoxic-ischemic brain injury consistent with the shanbauug effects of strangulation.

However, assuming that the KEM hospital staff at some future time changes its mind, in our opinion in such a situation the Sruna hospital would have to apply to the Bombay High Court for approval of the decision to withdraw life support. Pinki Virani of Mumbai, claiming to be a next friend. On May 18,Shanbaug then 66, died of severe pneumonia.

Fundus of the eye is the interior surface of the eye, opposite the lens. The Supreme Court accepted the petition and constituted a medical board to report back on Aruna’s health and medical condition. Don’t need RBI’s reserves to meet fiscal deficit: The views expressed in comments published judgeent newindianexpress.

Don’t need RBI’s reserves to meet fiscal deficit: We wish to commend the team of doctors shanabug Mumbai who helped us viz. Even if you think it would be good for people to do X, you cannot make it illegal for people to not do X, or everyone in the country who did not do X today would have to be arrested. Aruna Shanbaug, 25, was a nurse in the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai when she was assaulted on November 27, by a sweeper. Prognosis Her dementia has not progressed and has remained stable for last many years and it is likely to remain same over next many years.

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But if the question is asked, as in my opinion it should be, whether it is in his best interests that treatment which judgfment the effect of artificially prolonging his life should be continued, that question can sensibly be answered to the effect that it is not in his best interests to do so. We respect your thoughts and views! It may be clarified that foreign decisions have only persuasive value jjudgement our country, and are not binding authorities on our Courts.


While we usually applaud someone who saves another person’s life, we do not normally condemn someone for failing to do so. She can only be given mashed food, on which she survives.

Aruna Shanbaug case – Wikipedia

Here’s looking back at all the commotion surrounding statues this year. In the present case, we have already noted that Aruna Shanbaug’s parents are dead and other close relatives are not interested in her ever since she had the unfortunate assault on her. Active euthanasia is taking specific steps to shanbauy the patient’s death, such as injecting the patient with some lethal substance, e. The state of Missouri was bearing the cost of her care.

Aruna Shanbaug case

The Dean, KEM Hospital is requested to file an affidavit stating his views regarding the prayer in this writ petition, and also the condition of the petitioner. For instance, it does not compel the medical practitioner on pain of criminal sanction to treat a patient, who will die, if he does not, according to the express wish judgeemnt the patient. Pinky Virani has no locus standi in this case. However, assuming that the KEM hospital staff at some future time changes its mind, in our opinion in such a situation the KEM hospital would have to apply to the Bombay High Court for approval of the decision to withdraw life support.

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