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The Global Press Style Guide

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Kashmir

This is a deviation from AP Style.

Rule:

Use this name only when referring to the entire region of Kashmir that lies between the borders of Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Tibet and India. Do not use Kashmir to describe specific areas within the region that are claimed or administered by different countries.

Always add historical context, recent legal developments and details of the ongoing conflict, noting where relevant that the Kashmir region is disputed by some Kashmiri people and by India, Pakistan and China.

Rationale:

Precise references to complex geopolitical situations ensures accuracy and reader clarity. Imprecise or inaccurate geographic references reveal bias, inflame tensions, deprive readers of clarity and local sources of dignified news coverage.