Five students of Osmania University, who have been holding an indefinite hunger strike in support of statehood for Telangana state, were on Sunday forcibly shifted to hospital as their health condition raised concern.
A large number of slogan-shouting students put up stiff resistance as the police shifted the fasting students to the hospital.
However, the policemen removed the students from the university campus and admitted them to the Gandhi government hospital.
Earlier, another group of fasting students to the hospital late last night by the police.
The students of Osmania University, a nerve-centre of the separate Telangana agitation, called for a massive students convention on January 3.
Christened 'Telangana Vidyardhi Maha Garjana' (Massive roar by Telangana students), the convention would be attended by three lakh students from entire Telangana region, the student leaders said on Sunday.