Evolution of justice :
Justice is essentially a normative concept, cutting across the domains of religion, ethics and law, though its ramifications cover social, political and economic domains. So great is the diversity of its connotations that it is not easy to abstract to one specific meaning. Generally justice is associated with judicial organizations.
JUSTICE AND SOCIETY :
Availability of equal opportunities for the development of personality to all the people in society, without any discrimination on the basis of caste, colour, sex or race. The name given to such a manifestation of justice so as to fulfill the above said purpose, is called social justice.
In India, the social stratification is visibly seen to have numerous fragmentation and inequality. The pursuit of the nation by and large in the context of a welfare state is to ensure 'social justice' to every man. No one should be deprived of justice because of these differences. Social justice is essential for the enjoyment of social equality and social rights. These are dependent on economic equality and rights.
Justice can be ensured in a society only when the social system is free from exploitation of man by man, and where the privileges of the few are not built upon the miseries of the many. It is pertinent to mention the words of Daniel Webster who said 'Justice is the cheapest interest of man.'