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          Future Directions International (FDI) is an independent, not-for-profit Research Institute. It was established in 2000, by Major General (Retd) the Honourable Michael Jeffery (former Governor General of Australia) together with a small group of leading Australians, to conduct comprehensive research of important medium to long-term issues facing Australia.

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          10 December 2019

          The Indian Supreme Court, its judgement guided by Article 142 of the Indian Constitution, has resolved the lengthy dispute over the Hindu claim to prior occupation by a Ram Temple on the Babri Masjid Mosque site at Ayodhya. It has found in favour of worship by Hindus in the mosque’s outer courtyard prior to the mid-19th century, justifying their claim. The ruling that a temple may now be built where the mosque stood until its destruction in 1992 meets the intention to build on that site expressed in the BJP’s 2019 Election Manifesto, demonstrating the Government’s commitment towards Hinduisation.

          News from the CEO

          • 18 November 2019
            What’s Next?

            The ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus takes place in Bangkok, on 19 November. In PNG, the two-week voting period for the Bougainville independence referendum begins on 23 November.

          • 6 November 2019
            What’s Next?

            On 13 November, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with US President Trump. The Eleventh BRICS Summit will be held in Brasília, Brazil, on 13-14 November, under the theme “Economic Growth for an Innovative Future”.  

          • 18 October 2019
            What’s Next?

            French President Emmanuel Macron will visit the Indian Ocean island départements of Mayotte and La Réunion, and ?le Glorieuse, claimed by Madagascar, 22-25 October. The Russia-Africa Summit will be held in Sochi on 24 October.

          • 7 October 2019
            What’s Next?

            Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit India from 11 to 13 October. While there, he is to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in Mozambique on 15 October.  


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