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Jammu and Kashmir, Union territory of

This is a deviation from AP Style.


Use Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir to refer to one of the two administrative units created by the Indian government in August of 2019. Only refer to the state of Jammu and Kashmir in historical references prior to August 5, 2019. Note that the borders of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir are different than the former borders of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and some parts are disputed by Pakistan.


Using precise, neutral terms to describe disputed territories and complex geopolitical situations promotes reader clarity.



Do not use the word juvenile or the phrase juvenile delinquent to refer to a person, except in specific legal contexts. Note that the age of consent varies by country. Include context, noting local legal definitions when relevant.


Sources of every age must be referred to with dignity. Precise terms are necessary for reader clarity.