The Supreme Court today put on hold three controversial laws at the core of the massive farmers’ protests near Delhi. The top court also said a committee would be formed to take over negotiations to end the crisis.

Supreme Court on August 31 ordered senior activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan to pay a fine of  1 by September 15 in the contempt case. If Bhushan fails to pay the penalty, he would be jailed for three months and will be debarred from practise as an advocate for three months.

The Supreme Court on Friday said that states and universities cannot promote students without holding final year exams by September 30.

In a significant and historic judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a daughter has coparcener (equal) right to ancestral property by birth even if the father dies before the coming into existence of Hindu Succession Act in 2005.