There is a global epidemic of public apologies expressed in different forms by world political leaders.1 They are generally offered to victims or to the descendants of victims of past wars and colonial atrocities. What these gestures imply are worthy of sceptical scrutiny. This global trend of offering apology and the desire to redress the past for historical wrongs of the states implies the acknowledgement of unjust relations between two nations or between a state and its minority group.