In other areas of activity, a status quo agreement can be virtually any agreement between the parties, in which both parties agree to discontinue the case for a specified period of time. This may include an agreement to defer payments to help a company in difficult market conditions, agreements to stop the production of a product, agreements between governments or many other types of agreements. Some local leaders of the princely states have tried to buy time by declaring that they will sign the status quo agreement, but not the accession instrument until they have had time to make up their minds. In response, the Indian government considered that it would only sign status quo agreements with the states that joined the Union.  Until August 15, 1947, the agreed date and date of India`s independence, all but four princely states, which are Indian, signed about 560 of them, both the accession instrument and the status quo agreement with India. The exceptions were Hyderabad, a large state in central South India, which received a two-month extension, and three small states of Gujarat: Junagadh and its subsidiaries (Mangrol and Babariawad).  Status quo agreements are also used to suspend the usual limitation period to make a claim in court.  Both draft treaties were submitted to the House of Princes on July 25. A state negotiating committee was formed, which reviewed the two agreements, consisting of ten leaders and twelve ministers. After discussion, the Committee finalized the two draft agreements on 31 July.  Soon, Endierals Nizam found himself under pressure from Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (Ittehad), the Muslim nationalist party active in the state, and withdrew from the agreement.
 On the morning of 27 October, Qasim Rizvi, the leader of Ittehad, organized a massive demonstration by several thousand activists to block the delegation`s withdrawal. He convinced Nizam that, as India was then linked to the defence of Kashmir, it did not exceed sufficient resources to put pressure on Hyderabad. He claimed that a Hyderabad princess could get a much more favorable deal.  Nizam then appointed a new delegation, dominated by members of the Executive Council opposed to the previous agreement.  Former Hyderabad bureaucrat Mohammed Hyder called the event the “October coup.” From that moment on, Qasim Rizvi began calling the gunfire in the Hyderabad administration.  Another type of status quo agreement occurs when two or more parties agree not to deal with other parties for a specified period of time. For example, in merger or acquisition negotiations, the intended buyer and potential purchaser may agree not to seek acquisitions with other parties. The agreement strengthens the incentives of the parties to invest in negotiation and diligence, while preserving their own potential agreement. On 15 August, the State of Junagadh implemented the accession instrument and the status quo agreement with Pakistan. It was adopted by Pakistan on 13 September.
 Junagadh was the only state to declare membership in Pakistan until 15 August.  The state of Jammu and Kashmir, bordering India and Pakistan, has decided to remain independent. She offered to sign status quo agreements with both gentlemen. Pakistan immediately agreed, but India called for further talks. Hyderabad violated all the terms of the agreement: in foreign affairs, by carrying out intrigues with Pakistan, to which it had secretly lent 15 million pounds; in defence, by building a large semi-military army; communication, through interventions in border traffic and transit traffic of Indian railways.  India has also been accused of violating the agreement by imposing an economic blockade.