IRAN: TEHRAN: THE DAY OF THE BASIJ ANNUAL COMMEMORATIONS
Iran’s Basij students protest over killing of nuclear scientist
people confronting basij on streets
The Basij, Niruyeh Moghavemat Basij, full name Sāzmān-e Basij-e Mostaz'afin, is one of the five forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. A paramilitary volunteer militia established in Iran in 1979 by order of Ayatollah Khomeini, leader of the Iranian Revolution, the organization originally consisted of civilian volunteers who were urged by Khomeini to fight in the Iran–Iraq War.