Create new branch error

Hi All,

I am new to Gitea. I move my local repository to gitea and use SQLite3 as database. But It’s unable to create new remote branch after move. The error is as follows:

$ git push origin dev_query:dev_query
Total 0 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
remote: Gitea: readObjectStart: expect { or n, but found F, error found in #1 byte of ...|Forbidden
remote: |..., bigger context ...|Forbidden
remote: |...
To git@localhost:spike/EurekaDB.git
 ! [remote rejected] dev_query -> dev_query (pre-receive hook declined)
error: failed to push some refs to 'git@localhost:spike/EurekaDB.git'

This is a new remote branch, so obviously it is unprotected.
I am not sure where to go from here in terms of troubleshooting. Can anyone assist?