Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Friday declared a nationwide dawn-to-dusk general strike for Tuesday protesting what she said government’s corruption, misrule, oppression and ‘mass killing’.

The opposition leader said her party would bring out processions in city and district headquarters across the country in protest at “terror activities and mass killings by the government”.

The former prime made the announcement at a press briefing at her Gulshan office in the capital Dhaka. 

“I would like to say that no more shots are fired,” she said. “We will build resistance along with people if the government chooses the path of repression.”

At least 38 people, including cops, have been killed so far as violence continued for a second consecutive day on Friday centring a verdict sentencing Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee to death.

As part the program, the main opposition party would bring out a protest procession from its Nayapaltan office at 3:00pm.

The BNP chairperson lambasted the prime minister for expressing solidarity with the Shahbagh movement and calling upon the tribunal judges to take into account people’s expectations as well.

Earlier nn February 10, Sheikh Hasina in parliament said the tribunals would deliver judgments according to the law, but they should consider the people’s expectations while giving verdicts on war crimes cases.

BBN/SSR/AD-01Mar13-7:40 pm (BST)