The terrorist said he had no remorse when they started quizzing him on the compulsions behind the recent Mumbai carnage-was that ideological or dictated by religion? Actually he believed that was what God wanted him to do. Was the young man not disturbed by the underlying inequity of unrelated people dying merely for the sake of his securing a place in a paradise described in the holy book? The question is related to whether there is a thing called justice which is built upon much larger principles than religion which also advocates some kind of a sense of justice and fair play but only for those who practice that religion.The difficulty with justice is its variability in different spatial and temporal contexts .Today we call the burning of St.Joan a barbarous thing but at the time it took place not many consciences were disturbed. Similarly in the religious law practised in certain countries ,several things which are shocking to another culture take place day in and day out and not many raise heir voices in those places. Does that mean that there is nothing called the absolute justice ,a kind of universal justice which applies to all places and times .The second issue is whether justice applies only to man's relationship with a fellow-human or whether man vs.other fellow-creatures justice is also to be thought of. Since we cannot decide all this we lapse into what we know best-a few cliches about universal brotherhood,humanism,etc.