Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict in favour of conditional passive euthanasia for terminally-ill patients, Hrithik Roshan, who played a paraplegic in director Sanjay Leela Bansali’s ‘Guzaarish’, says that he can realize the pain of a patient who loses all mobility.
Hrithik says it’s a good beginning and with time it would become easier for the society to accept it. "Any act that ends consistent suffering in any form must be condoned. Euthanasia must be allowed in cases that merit it," he said.
"This is a good beginning, in time as we evolve as a society, it will become easier to see reason in the concept of euthanasia as a boon for those who are suffering to a degree, which you and me cannot even imagine," Hrithik said.
The Supreme Court gave a sanction to passive euthanasia if the high court concerned approves it. The process involves withdrawal of life sustaining drugs and/or life support systems for patients who are brain dead or in a persistent vegetative state (PVS), after their relatives and doctors convey their approval to high court.(IANS)