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Blacklisting of contractors discriminatory, inherently biased: Sajad Lone

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Srinagar: J&K People’s Conference President Sajad Gani Lone today termed the practice of blacklisting contractors on the basis of reports from covert agencies as being discriminatory and inherently biased.

He asserted that such a practice can have significant consequences for individuals who are already marginalized, particularly those who are trying to reintegrate into society following a conflict.

“The blacklisting of contractors on the basis of reports from covert agencies is discriminatory and inherently biased. In a conflict what would the golden concept of reintegration mean if a person is barred from almost all forms of economic activity,” Lone tweeted.

Lone further stated that this practice can create significant challenges for individuals who are trying to earn a livelihood and support themselves and their families.

“Honestly. It is baffling. What is a supposedly ex militant, or ex sympathiser, or relative of the either variety supposed to do. How will they earn their livelihood. Talk of scripting a disaster. Alas by the time disaster hits all these officers will have retired,” he added.

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