Srinagar: Following reports of fresh violence in Handwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday appealed to the locals to maintain peace in the Valley.
The Chief Minister on Monday, for the first time, broke her silence on camera and asked for cooperation from youngsters and their families. Mehbooba had also visited Kupwara district and took stock of situation and met people affected due to violence.  
Kashmir had observed a shutdown to mourn the civilian killings for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday. Shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained shut while skeletal movement of traffic was observed on road.
The strike took place in Handwara, Kupwara, parts of Srinagar and other parts of the Valley after three people, including a 60-year-old woman, were killed in army firing in Handwara on April 12 after alleged molestation of a school girl by an army man. 

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