Where society can display inclusiveness and understanding, such persons can be assured of a life of dignity and non-discrimination. Naz Foundation appealed to the Supreme Court against the decision of the High Court to dismiss the petition on technical grounds.
He spent eight years in a vegetative state, and she says her family had to Supreme court judgement through a painful process of allowing the court to allow food and water to be withdrawn so he could die in This has resulted, Supreme court judgement experts believe, in individuals spending longer on life support in a vegetative state than was necessary because hospitals have shied away from going to court due to the expense and bureaucracy involved.
But they did say referring similar cases to the Court of Protection was best practice. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCourt backs end-of-life judgement The case was brought to the Supreme Court after a banker in his 50s suffered a heart attack, resulting in severe brain damage.
So let that be. They also show no signs of experiencing emotions Continuing - or persistent - vegetative state is when this happens for more than four weeks Permanent vegetative state is defined as more than six months if caused by a Supreme court judgement brain injury, or more than 12 months if caused by a traumatic brain injury If a person is diagnosed as being in a permanent vegetative state, recovery is extremely unlikely but not impossible Source: I hope that Parliament will address the issue and uphold the constitutional guarantee of life and liberty to all citizens of India, including those directly affected by the judgement", he said.
Doctors do not need the permission of a court to be able to do this. The law subsequently came in for criticism from several ministers, most prominently Anbumani Ramadoss  and Oscar Fernandes. The inclusiveness that Indian society traditionally displayed, literally in every aspect of life, is manifest in recognising a role in society for everyone.
She said one of the "difficult things" about her experience in court was being made to swear an affidavit that she wanted her brother to die.
The man, known as Mr Y, was unresponsive after his heart attack last year and there was no chance of recovery. However, withdrawing food and water - the most basic requirements for life - has been handled differently.
But she urged families to apply to court "where there are differences of view" between relatives or medical professionals. Since the case of Hillsborough survivor Anthony Bland init has been regarded as a matter of practice that doctors must seek the approval of a court, even when they and relatives agree withdrawal would be in the best interests of the patient.
Some will see it as compassionate and humane, others the removing of a vital legal safeguard for a highly vulnerable group. As the case prolonged over the years, it was revived in the next decade, led by the Naz Foundation India Trustan activist group, which filed a public interest litigation in the Delhi High Court inseeking legalisation of homosexual intercourse between consenting adults.
It cannot be forgotten that discrimination is antithesis of equality and that it is the recognition of equality which will foster the dignity of every individual.
It would lead to a big health hazard and degrade moral values of society. But anti-assisted dying campaigners said vegetative patients are "effectively going to be starved and dehydrated to death". All those who are born with or choose a different sexual orientation would thus be placed at the mercy of the police.
They may open their eyes, wake up and fall asleep at regular intervals and have basic reflexes. There is estimated to be 1, new cases each year in England and Wales which would be affected, with about 3, of these patients alive at any one time. Ms Rentzenbrink, who wrote a book about her experience, told the BBC: Mr Y has since died but the case continued so that a court ruling could be made.
United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay stated that "Criminalising private, consensual same-sex sexual conduct violates the rights to privacy and to non-discrimination enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which India has ratified", and that the decision "represents a significant step backwards for India and a blow for human rights.
But the charity Compassion in Dying said it would "allow those closest to a person - their loved ones and medical team - to feel supported and empowered to make the right decision for the person, even when it is a difficult one". This country is known for its freedom, freedom of expression.
It has been treated as an exception, in part, perhaps, because of the emotional and psychological significance of the decision to remove sustenance from a person.
This Court believes that Indian Constitution reflects this value deeply ingrained in Indian society, nurtured over several generations. NHS Choices Dr Peter Saunders, director of anti-assisted dying group Care Not Killing, said he was "very concerned and quite disappointed by the Supreme Court ruling" on ending care for vegetative patients, who are "effectively going to be starved and dehydrated to death".
In our view, Indian Constitutional law does not permit the statutory criminal law to be held captive by the popular misconceptions of who the LGBTs are.That judgement was overturned by the Supreme Court of India (SC) on 11 December in Suresh Kumar Koushal vs.
Naz Foundation. The Court held that amending or repealing section should be a matter left to Parliament, not the judiciary.
Media caption Court backs end-of-life judgement. The case was brought to the Supreme Court after a banker in his 50s suffered a heart attack, resulting in severe brain damage.
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