The BJP today welcomed the execution of 26/11 attack case convict Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, saying the country has send a strong message to the terror operators. However, it also said that there are several other petitions pending before the President, which should be cleared as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde confirmed the execution and said that all legal and security procedures were followed to carry out the hanging of Kasab as per the law of the land. Kasab was hanged at Pune"s Yerawada Jail today morning at 7:30 am after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy petition. The petition was rejected on November 5 after which the Lashkar-e-Toiba operative was shifted from Mumbai"s Arthur Road Jail to Pune"s Yerawada Jail.