'Kashbook' is to compensate Facebook ban for the Kashmiris

(Web Desk) – Kashmiri youth has developed an app on Android to compensate for Indian ban on social media in the occupied valley and it already as thousands of users within a week.


A screengrab of the Android app


Three weeks after India banned around 22 social media platforms including Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter in held-Kashmir, 16-year-old Zeyan Shafiq developed an app to keep the locals connected.

Reportedly, Shafiq hails from Anantnag district of Kashmir and has named the app ‘Kashbook’.


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While talking to a media outlet, Shafiq said: “Two days back there were some 130 users. Today we have 1,500-plus users.” The youth is poised to launch the app on iOS platform soon.

A section of Kashbook provides the Kashmiris with an opportunity to boost their local businesses and sell goods.


Here is where you can download the app