Edited by Debjani Chatterjee
| Thursday January 11, 2018, Mumbai
An elderly couple from Mumbai has written a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking permission for "active euthanasia", which involves knowingly doing something to let the person die.
In the letter, 86-year-old Narayan Lavate, said that he does not have children and they don't suffer from any major health problem, but "we are of no use to the society now and cannot contribute anything". The President has the constitutional power to pardon life sentences, so he should also have the power to allow "right to death", he told ANI.