Once a law is held unconstitutional by a High Court, the same becomes invalid across the nation: Madras HC

The Madras High Court, dealing with the constitutional validity of the notifications issued under Consumer Protection (Qualification for Appointment, Method of recruitment,…) Rules, 2020 already held unconstitutional by the Bombay High Court in 2021, and subsequently by the Supreme Court, held that “The law is settled to the effect that once a provision of the Central Law or a Rule is held to be unconstitutional by a High Court, the same would stand effaced from the statute book in respect of the entire Nation and it cannot be said that it would not be valid within the jurisdiction of the particular High Court and it would be valid in other areas.”