The Supreme Court, on 10 October 2017 decided to examine the concept of a living will. The Government says it is yet to examine the pros and cons of the living will because it feels that given India’s cultural, religious and legal systems, this matter of the living will is very complex. While we debate the merits of a living will, we should also look at a living will document as a set of instructions that we would like to leave behind for our loved ones. A living will can define how I wish to be cremated and what I want done with my ashes. It is important to take quick decisions on the matter of living wills and embody these conditions into a legislation.
Source: Times of India October 12, 2017 07:50 UTC