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India’s Supreme Court consults on right to die for terminally ill people

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 31 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4936
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

India’s Supreme Court issued notices on 16 July to the country’s state governments for their responses on euthanasia, calling for a national debate on the issue and giving them eight weeks to respond.

A constitution bench, comprising Chief Justice RM Lodha and Justices JS Khehar, J Chelameswar, A Sikri, and Rohinton F Nariman, heard a petition filed by an Indian non-governmental organisation, Common Cause, and agreed to examine the issue that the …

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