Here are the five instances on which the BJP-PDP ties hit the rocks:
Flood relief in the state: Even before she took over as the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti was upset with BJP for the Centre's tardiness over the economic package for the state, which was still reeling from the losses in the devastating floods of the year before. She also wanted assurance from the BJP that the coalition's common agenda will be fulfilled since the party is in power at the Centre. Senior leaders like Naeem Akhtar complained of "trust deficit" between the two parties and said the matter needed to be "worked out".
Arrest of separatists: In July last year, the Mehbooba Mufti government had attempted to block the arrest of seven separatists -- including Altaf Fantosh, the son-in-law of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani -- who were accused of abetting terror. They were accused of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and protests by stone-throwers in Kashmir Valley. The arrests were seen as a major setback for PDP's efforts for a peaceful resolution in Kashmir.
Article 35A of Constitution: In August last year, the BJP and PDP hit a rocky patch over a constitutional provision that contributes to the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Article 35A bars outsiders from owning property in the state and a petition in the Supreme Court was seen as a threat to it. The BJP long maintained that Article 35-A discriminated against the state's women, who get barred from owning property if they married an outsider. Ms Mufti was finally assured that since the issue was procedural and not substantive, the Attorney General will "present the legal position as it prevails in the constitution".
Kathua rape and murder case: The horrific gangrape and murder of an 8-year-old girl from a nomadic Muslim tribe widened the rift between the two parties earlier this year. The police said the child was killed to strike fear in the Bakerwal community and drive them away from the Hindu-majority areas in Jammu. Members of the state BJP cast doubts on the police investigation in the case. Two BJP ministers had to step down after they openly lent support to the accused.
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