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This Organization was established to protect the rights of religious and ethnic minorities of Bangladesh. The Muslims, being majority, are not being persecuted and/or targeted for their religious belief in Bangladesh. It is true, though, that the Muslims can be persecuted due to their political opinion and/or sexual orientation or their memberships in a particular social group. Those are NOT covered under the mission of this Organization.
Anyone who is and/or was a citizen of Bangladesh or spouse or child of such person and belong to any community that is considered as a minority group in Bangladesh can be a member?
First of all, this organization does not preach any religious belief. This is an organization that stands for people who are discriminated, persecuted due to their own religious belief(s). This organization actually started with the people of these three religious groups against the backdrop that has already been discussed in a separate question. Gradually, this Organization evolves to protect the rights of all people who do not belong to majority Muslim community in Bangladesh. So, at this point, this Organization stands by all religious, ethnic and social minorities of Bangladesh including but not limited to ethnic minorities, Ahmadiyyas, LGBT people.
Since people, other than majority Muslims, are being discriminated, persecuted, abused, systematically marginalized by the all successive governments of Bangladesh, major political parties, Islamic fundamentalists, law enforcement agencies, judiciary and also by non-state actors for either their religious belief(s), or membership in a particular social group or due to their ethnicity the word Muslim was never included in its name. But there is no bar for Muslims to be its supporters. Actually, there are many secular and progressive Muslims who are against minority oppression and repression, discrimination and persecution are our Supporters, and, anyone who believes in our cause can become a Supporter by downloading and filling out a form from this website.
This organization was established in 1988 when the Parliament of Bangladesh adopted 8th Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh in violating the fundamental principles of the Constitution and in contravention of the spirit of Liberation War of 1971. The independence of Bangladesh was achieved under the promise of the religious majority that an independent Bangladesh would be a secular one, no particular religion will be favored or placed on others. Actually, the war was fought by people of all religions under the promise and principle that religion will be separated from state. With acceptance of the 8th Amendment the religious minorities felt betrayed and they formed this organization under the leadership of Liberation War hero Major General C R Dutta. Eventually, this Organization becomes true representative of minorities in Bangladesh for their protection against oppression, discrimination, pogroms by all the successive governments and not-state actors.
Bangladesh Hindu Bouddha Christian Oikyo Parishad, USA, Inc. dba Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council, USA.