Submitted by Rashmi on Thu, 2016-05-05 20:00 Mysuru: Corruption is one of the greatest threats facing the nation and not even religious centres have escaped from its clutches, said Mysore University Registrar Professor C Basavaraju at a function in Mysuru on Thursday. Unveiling the book ‘Terige Kaanoonu’, a book on taxation laws authored by K Sowmya, lecturer in Sharadha Vilas Law College, Basavaraju alleged that a few religious centres were indulging in corrupt practices by misusing tax exemption given to them. The professor lamented the failure to implement the law of the land on several occasions. He said people were losing hope due to rampant corruption in various areas and urged students of law to be vigilant and join the fight against corruption. Government employees were paying their taxes properly but many firms were not doing so, said Basavaraju, adding that the nation was surviving on direct tax while the problem of unaccounted money continued to grow. Speaking at the event, legal expert CKN Raja advised students to conduct research oriented studies by reading books authored by great scholars. Reading book is more effective than reading through internet, he said. Retired IRS officer B R Nagarajarao, Sharada Vilas Education Institutions President B S Parthasarathy, Sharada Vilasa Law College Principal Vineetha P K also participated in the event.