Kashmir has been a victim of Indian media’s “hateful journalism”. Misrepresentation of Kashmir by both the “hyper-nationalists” and “liberal press” of India, has resulted in the emergence of Kashmir press as a powerful social institution in the state. Closely associated with the lives of the people in the valley, Kashmir press has been playing an important role in creating the civil societies and development of the state at large. The study has been designed to gauge the functioning, growth, freedom, history and current scenario of the Kashmir press. The study also aimed to analyse portrayal of Kashmir by Indian national, and international media. The study helps to chart out a comparative analysis of the different media in covering Kashmir.