Kashmir Times is an independent news organization, supported by readers and concerned citizens. We publish in-depth coverage and analysis from Jammu & Kashmir, South Asia and rest of the world with focus on politics, conflict, democracy, human rights, environment, and much more. We are also building an open access online library containing books, documents, reports and research papers on J&K. The library is still in its initial stages.
We believe that the preservation of local journalism is essential to maintaining a strong, informed, and engaged community. There is an urgent need to preserve stories about democratic rights, dignity, civic engagement, and community resilience in a deeply militarized zone; and disseminating this information on a global scale is even more important today.
Established in 1954, the Kashmir Times is the oldest English-language daily newspaper from Jammu and Kashmir. Recognized for its objective reporting, independent stance, and investigative skills, it has earned a reputation for its credibility in disseminating authentic reports from the region that often challenge mainstream discourse.
Ved Bhasin (1929-2015), hailed as the father of modern journalism in Jammu and Kashmir, led the newspaper as both founder and editor-in-chief. A renowned journalist and peace activist, Bhasin always championed press freedom, secular values, and human rights in the region.
Over the decades, Kashmir Times has faced many challenges from state and non-state actors, bans and financial crunch but managed to stay afloat, though in different formats. As a news organisation, it remains committed to democratic values, cause of peace and justice as well as common public interest. It is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism.