“If someone wants or applies (for assistance), we will examine it. If he doesn"t apply, then we will not examine it," he said on May 3, the same day Kasab was convicted in a Special Court in Mumbai.
“Help is given to those who ask for it. If you ask (me), a terrorist is a terrorist," Mr Malik added.
Speaking to reporters outside the parliament, the minister said that the government will react to the conviction only after it had received details on the judgment.
Kasab was found guilty of all the 86 charges slapped against him in the Nov 2008 terror attacks case including murder and waging war against India.
The arguments on the quantum of punishment will begin in the Special Court in Mumbai on Tuesday, May 4.