The Supreme Court has given a landmark verdict giving legal sanctity to passive euthanasia. The Apex Court has permitted withdrawing medical support if patients slip into an irreversible coma. The court said that directions and guidelines shall remain in force till a legislation is brought on the issue. Passive euthanasia is a condition where there is a withdrawal of medical treatment with the deliberate intention to hasten the death of a terminally-ill patient. Watch the chronology of events in connection with 'Passive Euthanasia'.