Unable to create directory in hdfs

I am not able to create dir in hdfs-
Command-hadoop fs -mkdir /user/akhaj
Error as below-
mkdir: Permission denied: user=ankushkhaj, access=WRITE, inode="/user/akhaj":hdfs:hdfs:drwxr-xr-x

can anyone reply pls

I think you can not create the folder under “/User” directory.

However you can create under your home directory. /User/ankushkhaj/

[epsonprinter@gw03 /]$ hadoop fs -ls /data/retail_db /user/epsonprinter
ls: `/data/retail_db’: No such file or directory

Please help

I have tried to create directory as below
hadoop fs -mkdir /user/training/mukesh_sqoop

mkdir: Permission denied: user=mukesh15, access=WRITE, inode="/user/training/mukesh_sqoop":training:training:drwxr-xr-x
but I got “mkdir: `/home/mukesh15/training’: No such file or directory”
Can someone help please as I am not able to execute the sqoop import commands due to this issue