The Communist Party of India (Marxist) will hold here on January 11 a regional conference on dowry harassment. Party Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat and State secretary N. Varadarajan will address the conference, a release from district secretary P.R. Natarajan said. Party cadres had been carrying out a survey on incidents of dowry harassment. The findings would be presented at the conference, the release said. The conference was part of the party’s campaign against atrocities on women. Such regional conferences were being held to sensitise people to the need to eliminate the evil of dowry. The conference would have participants from Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Karur, the Nilgiris and Dindugul.