Economist Accuses India of Censorship Over Kashmir Map
By Sanjoy Majumder
The magazine says India is more intolerant of the issue than China or Pakistan.
BBC News, Delhi
The Economist magazine has accused India of hostile censorship after being forced by the country’s authorities to cover up a map in its latest edition.
India says the map, which depicts the disputed area of Kashmir, is incorrect because it shows the region as divided between Pakistan, India and China.
Kashmir is claimed by both India and Pakistan in its entirety but has been divided since 1948.
It has been the cause of two wars between them.
Nearly 30,000 copies of the latest edition of The Economist are being distributed in India with a blank white sticker placed over a map of Kashmir.
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