Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council

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Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council
TypeNon-Profit Organization
FocusHuman rights
  • Bangladesh
MethodAdvocacy 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.[1] 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[2] with other two current presidents of BHBCUC, Bodhipal Mohathero[3][4] and Mr. T.D. Rosario.[5][6] 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.


  1. ^ Chowdhury, G. R. "Unnatural Disasters: Pogroms have killed thousands of Bangladeshi minorities; millions more are refugees in India". Cultural Survival Quarterly. Cultural Survival (Spring 1992). Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  2. ^ Parvez, Kamran. চিত্তরঞ্জন দত্ত [CR Dutta]. Gunijan Trust (in Bengali). Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  3. ^ The late Bodhipal Mohathero, more precisely Bodhipala Mahathera was the Buddhist monks-elder of Bangladesh. He was a Chakma.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh: Information on the Bangladesh, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian Unity Council (Bangladesh, Hindu, Buddhist Christian Oihya Parishad); on the name of the general secretary; and on whether the organization issues membership letters to individuals who have left the country". Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. 1 March 1996. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh: Information on the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council: Executive members, duties, function and role of the group and its relationship with the government (1999-2001)". Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. 5 April 2002. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Bangladesh: The Hindu Buddhist Christian Association of Comilla; names of executive members (1992-1995)". Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. 29 September 2000. Retrieved 31 March 2013.

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