Mohabat News -- Shahrzad News reported, according to the guards' website, "the aim is to show our hatred of satellite dishes and encourage people to reject them and not install them in their homes."
While burning the dishes the guards chant 'Death to America' and 'Long live Imam Hussein.', said Shahrzad News in its report. A group of young people in the city of Gohran are reported to have voluntarily dismantled their dishes and joined the guards in their campaign.
Local guard leader Ali Pahlevani said his office organised these events: "because satellite channels and the internet promote the wearing of western fashions rather than Islamic hejab, thus diverting young people from the path of Imam Hussein, the great Islamic martyr."
Pahlavin said he hoped that similar burning parties would be held in other Iranian cities.