New Delhi: Under attack in Parliament over delay in implementing the death sentence of Mumbai attack convict Ajmal Kasab, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said action would be taken against him after the Supreme Court gives its decision on his appeal.

"We must decide as a nation are we committed for the rule of law," Chidambaram said when Shiv Sena member Anandrao Adsul raised the issue of delay in hanging Kasab.

If the nation was committed to the rule of law, then Kasab has to be allowed a fair trial and a further appeal to plead his case, he said.

"Kasab's appeal is pending before the Supreme Court. When the judgement is delivered we can take action," Chidambaram said.

NCP MP Supriya Sule said that India needed to send a strong message to the world that it had zero tolerance for terrorism.

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(Agencies)