Indian authorities are keeping close watch on pro-democracy fighters who fled Myanmar to join around 16,000 refugees, to ensure they do not start training camps in Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland.
The former princely state became part of India in 1949, two years after the country won independence from Britain, but has since seen decades-long violent separatist campaigns.
The latest example of what critics say is a clampdown on free speech follows more than a dozen similar arrests last year in a clampdown on those attacking the Hindu nationalist premier's policies or ideology.
At least a dozen people have been arrested across the country this year over social media posts about Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Journalists have been facing increasing pressure since Modi came to power in 2014.
Millions have been evacuated as heavy rains and winds lash the country's southeastern coast, prompting authorities to raise the weather warning to its highest level.
After 16 years, Indian human rights campaigner Irom Sharmila to end her protest against alleged army atrocities in northeast India in order to contest local elections.
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