For months, after the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019, Kashmir’s newspapers could not be printed or distributed; their reporters could not move around, meet people or file stories. Journalists even worked as masons to make a living.
Post-COVID, even in a festival season, mainland Indian newspapers are still struggling to produce healthy editions, but Kashmiri newspapers are seemingly thriving.
The main section of ‘Deccan Chronicle’ today is 12 pages;
‘The Hindu’: 14 pages
‘The Telegraph’: 14 pages
‘The Tribune‘: 14 pages
‘Deccan Herald’: 16 pages
‘The Indian Express’: 18 pages
‘Hindustan Times’: 18 pages.
On the other hand, the largest English newspaper in Srinagar, Greater Kashmir, is 20 pages. Rising Kashmir is 16 pages.