'My Children Need Mercy of Death': A Father’s Plea to the President

PUBLISHED ON: June 4, 2015 | Duration: 53 min, 18 sec

  
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'My children need mercy of death': A father's plea to the President

A 42-year-old father's plea to the President has reopened the debate not just around euthanasia but about the state of public health services in India. The father, Mohd Nazir from Agra, wants permission for mercy killing of six of his eight children. These six children suffer from rare neurological disorder which doctors say have no cure. On The Buck Stops Here, Mohd Nazir shares his pain and anguish as we ask: is this a valid case to debate euthanasia or is this about the poor of the country having no access to public health?

Mayhem in Manipur: Did India get complacent about militancy in North-East?

As 18 Armymen are killed in a militant ambush in Manipur, the worst casualty for the Army in a single day since Kargil, we discuss the implications of it and ask: did India get complacent about militancy in the North-East? Is this attack a wake-up call? And is the media and government equally guilty of apathy towards the North-East?

Why just Maggi: Is the food we eat safe?

Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu have joined the list of states that have banned Maggi noodles. But shouldn't the debate go beyond Maggi and ask a fundamental question: how safe is the food we eat? We debate.
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