Here is what the tour operator, Javed had to say abut Slum Tourism showcasing poorism?
When I saw this.. my first reaction was 'what in the world is this'.. but then I now think Why not ? I don't see anything wrong with it as long as it is safe. After all, it will put a few extra bucks in the slum dwellers wallet.
"This tour is meant to sensitise and create awareness about the lives of these children. Many people don't know how these children live. I have been through this myself so I know what happens here," tour guide, Javed says.
Javed talks from experience because till April, he was one of the street children until a chance meeting with a foreign tourist started the slum dwelling walk.