March 10th, 2016
The Karnataka High Court has declared the law that forced owners of vehicles registered outside Karnataka to pay lifetime tax in the State when the vehicle is used in Karnataka beyond 30 days as unconstitutional. According to the Central Motor Vehicles Act, owners of vehicles registered in one state are supposed to pay a lifetime tax when they shift to a state that is not their domicile. The court quashed the demand notices issued by the RTOs to several owners of out-of-Karnataka vehicles after seizing their vehicles, asking them to pay lifetime tax here.
The Logical Indian together with Drive Without Borders Headed By Waseem Memon ran a month long campaign against the draconian law of the Karnataka government. The law forced the vehicle with non- KA no. to pay road tax of lifetime within 30 days of entering into Karnataka.
This wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of our community members who participated in the campaign by signing the petition and spreading the word with their likes, shares and tweets. As we always say, you can make a difference right from sitting at your home. Your each like, tweet and share matters. Social media can do wonders if used properly and The Logical Indian community is an effort towards it.