The article of the Indian Constitution forbids Indians outside the state from permanently settling, buying land, holding local government jobs and securing education scholarships in the region.
The government took the unprecedented step of ordering mobile phone operators to shut down all internet data across at least eight townships in Rakhine and one in neighbouring Chin state.
When Yaha Jammeh seized power in 1994, he vowed to rule for "a billion years" but 22 years later, the tiny West African nation has a new president.
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