Khurshid : The question raised was since Quran says God is merciful, whether hijab was mandatory. Quran describes God as merciful, forgiving, loving. But there are provisions for rewards for those who obey and punishments for those who don't, but its all in after life
Khurshid : When we visited Gurudwara, we immediately covered our head, with a handkerchief at least. Interestingly, there is a debate when you go to a mosque should you cover your head. In Saudi it is not done, but in Indian tradition it is.