Kashmiri youth develops app to counter Indian ban on social media

Tuesday 16 May 2017 2 weeks ago 8   Srinagar   Print

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Report  Web desk : SRINAGAR: 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. 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. 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. 02