Decision to terminate life falls under ambit of law, says Justice J Chelameswar
Justice J Chelameswar, who wrote a separate but concurring judgement, also touched upon other aspects like consumption of food and a woman's freedom of choice on whether to terminate pregnancy.
"Concerns of privacy arise when the state seeks to intrude into the body of subjects. Corporeal punishments were not unknown to India, their abolition is of a recent vintage. Forced feeding of certain persons by the state raises concerns of privacy," he said.
"An individual's rights to refuse life-prolonging medical treatment or terminate his life is another freedom which fall within the zone of the right of privacy," Justice Chelameswar said in his 44-page verdict.