I have 2 questions.

Why are there rules in counterpoint?

Is something written in similar fashion (2 separate lines on top of each other) , but ignoring the interval rules considered counterpoint?

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There aren't really any rules. I guess you're referring to the 'species counterpoint', which is actually just a method of teaching counterpoint. The species have rules, but they aren't used to define counterpoint or anything like that.
So, as long as you're two lines are independent I'd call them counterpoint.
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