Monday, March 14, 2005

Indian tax defaulters face the music

Tax defaulters in southern India are being forced to face the music after city authorities hired drummers to play non-stop outside their homes until they pay up.

After many residents ignored repeated demands to settle overdue property taxes, authorities in a city in Andhra Pradesh state have sent 20 groups of drummers to play outside offenders' houses for the past week.

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One week of incessant drumming has cleared 18 per cent of the backlog.


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