I do agree with maître jee that for passport (not only haj purpose, most of ladies have their marrige photos also being shooted, & etc....) they agree easily, they show their faces to immigration officers with lifting of veil, but when it comes to act in sync with rest of society, the same acts they see it as threat to their religious system. Muslims has phobia in mixing with other parts of society fearing that their short falls will be exposed. @ ezeexs --> why you muslims wants special previlage & systems at each and every level. I ask you back, Why this attitude, just becoz you are muslims ? @ MS --> Supreme Court had not rejected the plea, it had mearly rejected the argument. It agreed to a detailed hearing on the issue at a later date. Kindly read after paragraph 9 on the 1st link given by you.