Srinagar: Appealing people to participate in "Million March" program called by Hurriyat (G) Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani, Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah said that Kashmiris must send a clear message to world that they don't need packages but their right to self-determination as promised by the international community in the United Nations.

"We didn't offer sacrifices of five lakh people for economic packages but for that right to self-determination which has been usurped by India and these sacrifices continue," Shah said in a statement.

He said that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to state cannot, in any way, change the geographical or political status of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Even if India announces billions of rupees as package, it can't lure the people of Jammu and Kashmir who are loyal to their nation. No nation of the world ever achieved freedom without offering sacrifices. Instead of eyeing on economic package by Indian Prime Minster, Kashmiris should think whether this package will compensate the sacrifices they have rendered for the greater cause,” he said.

He said various prime ministers of India, time and again offered economic packages but Kashmir issue is still a reality. “Even Jawaharlal Nehru tried to do so but after facing protests realized that this issue can't be downplayed."

Shah said: "Will Kashmiris welcome the same person whose hands are smeared with the blood of innocent Muslims. The injuries of Godhra and Dadri are still afresh. Only few collaborators will welcome Narendra Modi who should best in mind that Kashmiris have seen limitless tragedies and will overcome all with the help of Almighty Allah."Terming the local pro-India parties as "embodiment of deceit and treachery", Shah said these people by exploiting the sentiments of Kashmiris are only concerned of consolidating their dynastic rule.

"The pro-India parties are responsible for every mess in Kashmir - arrests, detentions, killings, tortures, rapes, abductions, disappearances, the recent killing of Zahid Rasool Bhat and present anti-Muslim wave in the state,” he added

The DFP chairman said the so-called state administration always exploited Kashmiris and are experts in shedding crocodile tears over the killing of our youths.

Shah reiterated his appeal to people of Jammu and Kashmir to make "Million March" a success "to inform the whole world that Kashmiris will not accept anything less than freedom.