From an article in a leading newspaper:

Mr. Shashi Tharoor said he was against triple talaq, already voided by the Supreme Court, but opposed the Bill as it conflated civil and criminal laws.

How does it conflate civil and criminal laws?

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How does it conflate civil and criminal laws?

It doesn't directly, but it criminalises a process that was until recently purely a civil matter.

The so-called triple talaq bill - now enacted as the The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 - makes, at section 4, divorce by talaq a criminal offence:

Any Muslim husband who pronounces talaq referred to in section 3 upon his wife shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine.

However, all other modes of divorce, such as The Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act 1939 for example, fall within the gamut of civil law.

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