FARID KOT (Reuters) Residents of the home village of Ajmal Kasab sentenced to death by an Indian court for the 2008 Mumbai assault condemned his conviction on Thursday, saying it was the result of a conspiracy against Pakistan. An Indian court sentenced Kasab to death on Thursday, two days after finding him guilty of the three-day rampage that strained ties between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours. But residents of Farid Kot, a dusty village in Pakistans farming belt in Punjab, said the young man was being punished for being Pakistani. He is Pakistani, thats why he is going to be hanged, said Mohammad Ramazan, a retired village schoolteacher. Its a conspiracy. Another Farid Kot resident said he believed Kasab was not involved. Its a conspiracy against Pakistan because whenever some incident happens in India, they immediately blame Pakistan, he said as about a dozen villagers looked on. Farid Kot has been portrayed as a village harbouring terrorists since this attack. We are peace-loving people, we are not terrorists, he said. Pakistans Foreign Ministry said its legal experts would examine the Indian courts detailed judgement. Asma Jahangir, chairwoman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, said her organisation was opposed to the death penalty. From what I have seen in the press, he was given a lawyer and the trial was conducted in a seemingly fair manner. What we are against is the sentence, she said.