A bench of Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra dismissed the plea filed on behalf of KEM hospital nurse Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug, who has been in a vegetative state in a Mumbai hospital for the last 37 years.
Moily said the Right to Life is a right vested with a person. "Therefore, there is a need for a serious debate into the matter. It has to be examined, it has to be debated upon," he said.
But the Law Minister, at the same time, agreed that there were a lot of humanitarian points to be looked into and said such petitions cannot be used as "an instrument" to kill somebody.
He pointed that even in the United States, there is no general law to grant such permission expect in two states.