By Deepshi, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.
“Her death was the best thing that could happen to her,” cried the nation as Aruna Shanbaug finally breathed her last. It was one rare occasion where death became a reason to rejoice. Such irony described the life of this woman who spent over four decades in vegetative state after being a victim of sexual assault in 1973.
Her death may have brought respite to those millions of hearts which bled as her pleas for death were out rightly rejected and she continued to battle her journey with pain and suffering, but has sparked off the “euthanasia” debate all over again. (more…)