New Delhi, Feb 3: Showing its deep concern for rising corruption in every parts of our country, the Bombay High Court has termed this menace as a 'hydra-headed monster'. Nagpur bench of the Court said that citizens should refuse to pay taxes if the government fails to curb corruption.
The Court also appealed citizens to launch a non-cooperation movement" for the same .
According to reports, Justice Arun Chaudhari made this comment while hearing a case related with embezzlement of funds worth Rs385 crore.
Justice Chaudhari was quoted by TOI as saying, "The miasma (unholy atmosphere) of corruption can be beaten if all work together. If it continues, taxpayers' should refuse to pay taxes through a non-cooperation movement".
Putting onus on Government to contain deep rooted malaise of our society, he further said,"The taxpayers are in deep anguish. Let the government as well as mandarins in corridors of power understand their excruciating pain and anguish".
Highlighting citizens' predicament, the court said, "People have been suffering for over two decades in the state. There is an onerous responsibility on those who govern to prove to taxpayers that eradication of corruption would not turn out to be a forlorn hope for them".