A 16-year-old Kashmiri boy Zeyan Shafiq has developed an Android app by the name of Kashbook to get over the ban imposed on social media by the Indian army. The app, soon after its inception, got famous around the area and garnered more than thousand users in just a week.
Nearly three weeks have passed since Indian military enforced a complete ban on 22 social networking sites including the ever-popular Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook. This is why Shafiq conceived the idea to develop Kashbook that could keep the locals connected.
There is also a completely new section on the site that gives Kashmiris a chance to boost their local business by showcasing their products and goods on it.
Though the app is currently available on Android phones, it would soon be available on iOS devices. During his conversation with media, Shafiq revealed:
“Two days back there were some 130 users. Today we have 1,500-plus users.”
Zeyan Shafiq originally belongs to Anantnag district of Kashmir and has named the app ‘Kashbook,’ dedicated to the area of Kashmir.