|Indian Muslims honoured by Toronto Police
From left Husain Bhayat (Treasurer, AFMI-Canada), Abdul Gaffar Sheikh (President, AFMI-Canada), Staff Inspector Brody Smolett, Police Chaplain Mohammad Shahied Sheikh, Siraj Thakor
(community leader), Staff Seargent Jamal Khan
Toronto: The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin- Canada (AFMI-Canada) was presented with a honorary plaque by the Toronto police for its role in promoting community-police relationship. Staff Inspector Brody Smolett gave the award to an AFMI-Canada delegation at a special ceremony held at the 11th division police headquarters located in the west end of Toronto on Saturday. AFMI-Canada, a North American based grassroots organization is dedicated to work towards the socio-ecnomic and educational development of Indian Muslims in India and Canadian Muslims of Indian origin in this country.
Staff Inspector Smolett thanked AFMI-Canada for its help in developing understanding between the police and ethnic communities. He emphasised the importance of building such bridges of understanding. Abdul Gaffar Sheikh, president of AFMI-Canada in his remarks said that there is a greater need for the community at large and the police to liaise with each other in order to maintain a peaceful and crime-free city. He offered his organization's full support in this regard. Staff Seargent Jamal Khan, who is probably the longest serving Muslim police officer of Indian origin in North America, was also recognised for his tireless efforts in promoting awareness between the police force and the ethnic communities.
— Ayub Khan, Toronto
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