A division bench of Madras High Court held as follows:
4. In view of the above, it is clear that the writ petition is filed by the individual having no locus to challenge the validity of the Rule and he is not affected, rather if anyone is affected it is the educational institution. Hence, the writ petition deserves to be dismissed on the ground of locus as it is not otherwise a Public Interest Litigation.
Taking delay as ground:
V.Sadagopan Vs Union of India and Ors on 21 Jun 2022
5. That apart, the writ petition has been filed after a lapse of around 12 years to challenge the Rule brought in the year 2010. If it was affecting the educational institution, it is from the date of bringing the Rules. No justification for the delay in challenging the Rule has been given in the writ petition. Thus, the writ petition suffers from laches as well.