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    has been fast/fasting/on fast

    The National Human Rights Commission has recommended that the Manipur government immediately remove the “arbitrary restrictions” on Irom Sharmila, who has been fast since November 2000 seeking repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from the State, an official statement said on Wednesday.

    I guess fast should be replaced by "fasting" or "on fast" in the above sentence to make it correct.
    Please give your opinion.

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    Re: has been fast/fasting/on fast

    'Fasting' or 'on a fast' would be correct. 'On a hunger strike' woukd be another option.

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    Re: has been fast/fasting/on fast

    In BrE, you'll see it without the article: on hunger strike.

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