The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy who has alleged that authorities in Ayodhya have put unreasonable restrictions on worshipping of Lord Rama in the temple at the disputed site.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice K. G. Balakrishnan allowed the application filed by Mr. Swamy to be impleaded as a party in the matter.

The court posted the case after six weeks asking the parties to file their affidavits.

During the brief hearing, Mr. Swamy submitted that irrespective of the final outcome relating to the title deed dispute pending in the Allahabad High Court, the authorities should ensure adequate arrangement for devotees to have a ’darshan’ of the idols. Denial of the same was violative of their fundamental rights, he said.

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