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The Global Press Style Guide

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Jammu and Kashmir

Rule:

Use the name Jammu and Kashmir to refer to this state in India only when information pertains to the whole state. Recognize that there are significant differences between the people and the political will in different parts of the state. When referring to the Kashmir side of the state, use Indian-administered Kashmir.

Rationale:

This state is administered by India. Failure to refer to India’s administration of the states misleads readers about local political realities.

juvenile

Rule:

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.

Rationale:

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