Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council
|Method||Advocacy to governments, working with other NGOs|
Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council also known as the Bangladesh Hindu Bouddha Christian Oikyo Parishod (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ হিন্দু বৌদ্ধ খ্রিষ্টান ঐক্য পরিষদ) is a non-profitable organization established to protect the human rights of the religious and ethnic minorities of Bangladesh. This non-partisan organization was initially founded in 1975 in Dhaka, Bangladesh by Chitta Ranjan Dutta, the retired Major General of Bangladesh Army. It was officially founded in June 1988 by Chitta Ranjan Dutta with other two current presidents of BHBCUC, Bodhipal Mohathero and Mr. T.D. Rosario. On 9 June 1988, Islam was declared as State Religion with Eighth Amendment Act of the Constitution of Bangladesh, on that very day BHBCUC was formed, although announcement was done sometimes later. 9 June was observed as Black Day by BHBCUC. Later, in 1990, the non-resident Bangladeshi minorities of North America had formed a division of BHBCUC in New York. A Canadian chapter was formed in 2005 in Toronto. It also has branches in European counties like France.
BHBCUC is not biased to any religion or political parties or government and not meant for economic or any personal interest. The members and public donations are the source of fund for this charitable organization.
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