India has enlisted itself as one of the worst-hit countries by the coronavirus. With an exponential increase in COVID-19 deaths and an increased mismanagement of the dead bodies, it becomes pertinent to discuss the rights of the corpse. This article aims to elucidate the right to die with dignity as recognized by various courts of India. It progresses to discuss the issue of mass fatalities during COVID-19, its cognizance by Indian courts and guidelines for management issued by national and international bodies. The article concludes with a few suggestions to improve the prevailing situation and the need to dispose of bodies with due dignity as a welfare state. Continue reading THE RIGHT TO DIE WITH DIGNITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
by Nupur Raut and Ashwin Pantula We live in a world where the language of rights may easily (and most often justifiably) be appropriated by, or for the benefit of, a given stakeholder in a situation. India’s fundamental rights, set out in Part III of the Constitution, have oft been read to include newer and more diverse rights within their framework. This is usually done … Continue reading DOES THE UNBORN CHILD HAVE A RIGHT TO LIFE?