Archaeologists say the site was a human settlement, dating back at least 5,500 years, which was an important centre of Harappan civilisation.
A khap panchayat in Haryana’s Hisar district will hold a protest march in Narnaund town on Tuesday to oppose efforts of authorities to remove 201 structures, mostly houses in neighbouring Rakhigarhi village, which is described as the largest Harappan site.
Barah Khap president Suresh Koth on Monday said that they will go to Narnaund after gathering at Rakhigarhi, where a dharna is going on since January 2 on the same issue. “Seventeen villages belong to Barah Khap. We have invited leaders of other khaps also to join our struggle,” Koth said.
“We have already given enough land for the excavation work. Now, rest of the village should be de-notified and villagers should not be forced to vacate their houses,” he said.
Director General of Haryana Archaeology & Museums Department Praveen Kumar said he has invited the protesters for a dialogue. “We will put the case before the CM for a final call after listening point of view of the villagers,” Kumar said.