Unable to copy datasets from local to Hadoop

Hello, I am using the ITVersity labs and not able to copy files from the localfile system to HDFS. It says the user does not have access

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hadoop fs -put /data/crime /user/pavan123.

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put: Permission denied: user=pavan123, access=WRITE, inode=“/user/pavan123.“:hdfs:hdfs:drwxr-xr-x

Also:
Without write I am not able to save any of my outputs. Can you give me a path to save this output files so that I can practice for the CCA 175 exam