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NEW DELHI, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Protests demanding lifting of ban on Jallikattu, a bullfighting sport Friday intensified with crowds swelling in southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu for the fourth straight day.

Thousands of people including youth and women throng Marina beach in Chennai, capital city of Tamil Nadu, demanding the government to scrap the ban imposed by India's apex court on Jallikattu.

The crowds seeking lifting of ban assembled on the beach on Tuesday and since then continue to stay shouting slogans and holding placards advocating resumption of Jallikattu.

A strike call has been given by traders, transporters and other bodies in support of the protest in the state.

Opposition political parties threatened to impose rail blockade for the day, forcing railway officials to divert several trains through alternate routes.

Artistes and film personalities are supporting the protesters. India's Oscar-winning music composer A. R. Rahman Thursday announced that he will observe fast to lend support to the cause.

"I'm fasting tomorrow to support the spirit of Tamil Nadu," Rahman wrote on twitter.

Another superstar Rajinikanth participated in the protest against the ban.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has urged protesters to withdraw the agitation saying the state will use an ordinance or executive order to bring Jallikattu back within two days.

"To take up the draft of the amendment further with the union government, I have deputed senior officials of the state to work with the center," Panneerselvam said. "I believe the draft would be approved in one or two days which will pave way for Jalikattu."

However, protesters say they would not move from Marina beach unless government comes up with a formal order.

On Thursday, Panneerselvam met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue.

Jallikattu has been banned since 2014 after animal rights activists seeking prevention of cruelty to animals cited to India's top court that bulls in the sport were "severely harmed".

Last year, India's federal government amended its order and issued a notification saying bulls may continue to be exhibited or trained as a performing animal, at events such as Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu subject to conditions and proper supervision. The government order evoked strong condemnation from animal rights bodies.

However, the Supreme Court of India upheld the ban in 2016 and suspended the federal government notification of allowing Jallikattu after various bodies including Animal Welfare Board of India filed petitions to challenge it.

Following the ban, no major Jallikattu events were organized.

The sport was traditionally practised as part of the harvest festival of Pongal. Jallikattu involves men chasing bull attempting to grab its hump and ride it for as long as possible or stop it and remove piece of cloth affixed to its horns.

Over the years, many people have been gored or trampled to death during the sport. Even bulls suffer injures and sometimes get killed in such contests.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), a U.S.-based animal rights organization, says people have been found inflicting cruelty on the bulls during Jallikatu.

"PETA is not against Jallikatu but we are against cruelty to animals as a whole," Nikunj Sharma, spokesperson for PETA in India said. "We presented facts to the Supreme Court, where in judges decided as per their wisdom."

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ATHENS, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Greek Super League soccer club Panathinaikos examined on Sunday the prospect of withdrawal from the championship following the cancellation of a derby amidst violence over the weekend.

Panathinaikos was to host the game against archrival Olympiakos in a central Athens stadium on Saturday evening. About two hours before the start of the derby Women's Adidas NMD R2 Pink White Online , some of the club's fans started firing flares against Olympiakos' players during their warm-up.

An Olympiakos player was slightly injured and the referee decided to cancel the game.

Hooligans responded by escalating violent attacks against police forces inside and outside the stadium.

More than 50 people were detained, at least 16 persons were charged with a string of offences Cheap Men's Women's Adidas NMD R2 Black White , and three police officers were injured, according to police.

Under the new law against sports violence that was voted this spring Women's Adidas Originals NMD R1 Clear Onix Light Pink Online , the club faces strict penalties.

Panathinaikos, which was trailing the championship's frontrunner Olympiakos by eight points Adidas Originals NMD R1 Shoes Light Grey White Outlet , will have to play the next 3-4 games behind closed doors and pay a fine ranging from 10,000 to 1 million euros.

Media mogul Yannis Alafouzos considered his resignation from the chairmanship of Panathinaikos after the developments.

He also suggested that Panathinaikos should no longer participate in the league "in protest of the state's incompetence to tackle the problems in Greek soccer."

Following a marathon meeting of the club's board of directors Cheapest Men's Pharrell x Adidas NMD Human Race Black White , it was decided that both Alafouzos' resignation as well as Panathinaikos' walk out from the Super League will be further discussed in coming days, according to a press release.

In the meantime Discount Men's Adidas Originals NMD City Sock 2 PK Navy White , the club called for a rally on Wednesday in protest of the "wrong and unacceptable" decision of the referee to call off the game and police's "inadequate measures" to safeguard order.

Panathinaikos' board of directors strongly condemned violence, stressing that the two spectators fired the flares will be expelled from the squad's fan club.

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