Euthanasia (from Greek: -‘eu “good,” thanatos“- death”) – It is the easiest way to end the life of an individual or an animal who is terminally ill or suffering from a chronically painful condition. The way to give him a dignified exit is through a painless or a minimally painful way. That can be done by a drug overdose, a lethal injection, or the withdrawal of medical support.
On June 14 2005 , the newspaper headlines sprang the news that the central Government in India was mulling over the idea of legalising euthanasia — under the garb of mercy killing.All humane people would have been pleased and grateful at the idea that possibly the government is going to pass a bill legalizing mercy killing. But on the other hand we also have to note the pros and cons of such a drastic action.
This is a controversial issue which has raised its head often. There are many religious and humanistic societies which protest against this mercy killing.