04/01/2023 10:28 PM | Click to read full article
The images of Shiva, Ganesh, Jesus, Mary, and Allah, are to deter folks from relieving themselves, explains our teenage guide. Former pickpocket and street child, Asif is one of the young people hosting alternative inner-city tours with the Salaam Baalak Trust. Orphaned aged eight, he joined a gang and got into glue sniffing and marijuana. Now we’re standing under tangled nests of exposed power cables captivated by Asif’s articulate storytelling.